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.


Marx Tin Litho Toy Railroad Train Set Tunnel
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Wyandotte 1940S MARX 3 Wind Up Racer With Driver
$85.00 (1 Bid)
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WORKING VINTAGE 1940S MARX TIN CAT WITH LEVER ACTION TAIL
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LOUIS MARX LITTLE ORPHAN ANNIE METAL ELECTRIC TOY STOVE 1930s 1940s
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VINTAGE MARX ROY ROGERS TRIGGER HORSE TRAILER TIN LITHO NO TRUCK
$37.66 (12 Bids)
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1940s Marx Range Rider w Rocker Base Tin Windup Toy VG
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1940s Marx Tin Litho Windup Woody Sedan Car Automobile Made In USA
$21.96 (7 Bids)
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Vintage Marx Tin Wind Up Tank
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VINTAGE 1950s MARX TIN LITHO FRICTION UNITED AIRLINES PROPELLER DC 7 AIRPLANE
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MARX YELLOW CAB TIN WIND UP CAR 1940s WORKS COLORFUL
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Vintage Marx 1960s Tin Ranch Doll House Excellent
$109.99
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Vintage MARX Mechanical Tractor Wind up Tin Litho Farm Earth Grader Old Toy
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Tin Lithographed Windup Marx Nodder Bobble Head Girl in Drivers Ed Car G22
$150.00
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Marx Tin Plate Litho Windup Skybird Flyer Detroit Antique Toy Museum G22
$500.00
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VERY NICE VINTAGE MARX 5 TIN LITHO WIND UP ROLLOVER TANK FLIPS
$26.00 (2 Bids)
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Vintage 1935 Marx Mechanical Donkey Cart Tin Litho Wind Up Toy MIB
$200.00
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Marx Tin Litho US Army Training Center With 2 Tents And 3 Men Playset
$35.00
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1935 Marx Popeye Carrying Parrots Tin Windup Walker Toy w pipe
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VINTAGE MARX TOYS CELLULOID BOY ON TIN BICYCLE WALT DISNEY PRODUCTIONS SUPER RAR
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Marx Wind Up Army Tin Jumpin Jeep
$135.46 (16 Bids)
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Linemar Walt Disney Goofy Turtle Tin W U Toy In Original Box Japan 1960
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