Marx Tin Toys

Marx Tin Toys

Louis Marx & Co. was founded in 1919 by Louis and David Marx in Erie, Pennsylvania. Marx specialized in and became the dominant American manufacturer of tin toys that reflected the quality and design inspiration of their European counterparts. Marx achieved a dominant position in the U. S. market during the 1950s and 1960s. Friction-based trains, fire engines, and cars were introduced in 1948. The Marx plant in Girard, PA first produced the famous Marx trains while automobiles and other vehicles were first produced at a new factory in Glendale, West Virginia. In 1955, electric trains and automobiles were introduced. Marx established factories in 10 countries by 1964 and licensed others for export. Nevertheless, the Japanese were flooding the market with low cost, mass produced tin toys, and by the 1970s tin was being replaced by plastic and newer metal alloys. Marx's first plastic toys were very disappointing for their lack of durability, and they soon switched to a stronger variation of polyethylene. Quaker Oats bought the company in 1972 upon Louis Marx' retirement, and under corporate ownership the culture of the company suffered and the new product introductions began to fail after a near perfect string of successes. In 1978, the original Louis Marx & Co. ceased production.


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Vintage Fine Unique Handcrafted Tin Baby Doll House Sleeping Bed Toy Germany
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Rare Vintage Mechanical Litho Tortoise Tin Toy England
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Vintage Friction JAL Silver Litho Airplane Tin Toy Collectible
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ORIGINAL Tin Marx Popeye Tank Line Mar Japan works winds up runs freely EXC
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Vintage Marx Jalopy Mechancial Wind Up Tin Taxi Cab Car
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VINTAGE TIN MARX RAILROAD TRAIN STATION
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Antique RARE 1920s MARX TIN TOY HEE HAW BALKY MULE Mechanical Earliest Version
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Rare Marx Collectible Vintage Toy Truck Pressed Steel With Litho Print 1940 50s
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1950s MARX TIN WIND UP FIRE CHIEF CAR 7 LONG
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Original Marx Lazy Day Farm Truck 18 inches Long 1950s Collectors Quality
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MARX 1955 SCREEN GEMS RUSTY LT RIP MASTERS RIN TIN TIN PLASTIC FIGURES
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Marx Linemar Line Mar Japan Tin Windup Motorized M 55 Tank w Box Still Works
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VINTAGE FULLY FURNISHED 1950 60s MARX TIN DOLL HOUSE w POOL
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Rare Vintage Marx Magic Car Garage with box Made in usa
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