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.


Vintage Marx Toy Co Pressed Metal Red Sportster Car Toy 1940s
$45.00
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MARX 5 INCH BOAT TAIL RACE CAR 4 TIN LITHOWIND UP C1930S EXCELLENT LITHO
$149.95
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VINTAGE MARX FRANKENSTEIN + BOX INSTRUCTIONS BATTERY OPERATED TIN TOY ROBOT
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Marx Tin Litho Alamo Chapel Building + SELLING AS IS
$55.99
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Vintage 1950s MARX Tin Lithograph MAGIC GARAGE + Car
$69.00
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Vintage 1950s MARX Tin Lithograph MAGIC GARAGE And Car
$79.00
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1940S 50S LOUIS MARX BUICK LE SABRE SHOW CAR PRESSED STEEL BLK RUBBER TIRES
$64.99
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Vintage No Hook Ladder Firetruck Lumar Marx Tin Car Truck
$145.00
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MARX LONE RANGER LASSO WIND UP TIN TOY PART
$25.00
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Vintage Marx Tin Friction Wind up Tank with pop up soldier
$125.00
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Vintage Marx Tin Caterpillar Toy Heavy Duty Diesel Wind Up
$125.00
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Vintage Marx Tin Litho Wind Up Military Jumpin Jeep Very Clean Works
$54.00 (9 Bids)
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Vintage 1940s Pinocchio Marx Tin Litho Wind Up Toy Clean No Rust Works
$162.50 (32 Bids)
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1940s Marx BO Plenty From Wind Up Tin Litho Toy From Dick Tracy
$51.05 (8 Bids)
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Marx 1940s Tin Wind up Police Motorcycle With Sidecar Original Key
$115.50 (19 Bids)
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Marx Tin Litho Honeymoon Express in excellent working condition C 5
$40.00
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1940s Marx Cat Chasing Ball Large Size Push Tail Down Gray Original
$39.95
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1930s SUPERMAN ROLLOVER PLANE AIRPLANE W ORIGINAL BOX TIN MARX WIND UP TOY
$1,995.00
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Rare 1930s Marx Busy Delivery Black Pinocchio Wind Up Tin Toy Working Disney
$599.95
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Vintage 1950s Marx Friction Sparkling Hot Rod Red Plastic Toy Car
$39.99
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Vintage 1950s Friction Hard Plastic Red Fire Chief Toy Car by MARX M863
$39.99
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