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 Tin Litho Miniature 2 Toy Travel Trunk
$34.99 (2 Bids)
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VINTAGE MARX TIN FAMILY GARAGE FANTASTIC
$49.99
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ANTIQUE 1936 MARX POPEYE JIGGER DANCER MECHANICAL TIN WIND UP TOY
$1,600.00
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JAPAN TIN 1950s LINEMAR MARX LITTLE MISS 6 pc KITCHEN APPLIANCE SET W BOX RARE
$275.00
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1930s Marx Tin Litho Popeye Wind Up Toy with The Box Rare Find
$450.00
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Atq 1930s Marx Laughing Cows Whoopee Car Tin Wind Up
$150.00
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MARX LINE MAR Metal Remote Control Military Police Car Works Great
$19.99
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VINTAGE MARX TIN LITHO 4 ENGINE CAMOUFLAGE BOMBER AIRPLANE
$155.00 (2 Bids)
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Antique Marx Roulette Wheel Casino Game McLoughlin Trunk Lotto Early 1900s
$39.99
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VINTAGE MARX 5 CLIMBING TRACTOR WIND UP BOX DRIVER VERY NICE Tin Toy
$139.00
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Marx 1950s Tin Litho Service Station Toy
$27.05 (2 Bids)
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MARX Vintage Toy TIN Metal Litho US Army Training Center BUILDING T1 14
$19.99
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Vintage Marx Ranger Rider 1930s Tin Wind up Toy
$349.00
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Vintage Linemar Marx Toys Elegant Minatures 30 Different Assorted Miniatures
$399.99
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CHEIN Disneyland Melody Player tin musical toy The Road To Mandalay roll WORKS
$99.99
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Marx Old Jalopy tin windup mint w ob Good action
$225.00
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Vintage Marx Tin Toy 1955 Midway Game of Chance Free Shipping
$29.99
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Marx Honeymoon Express Wind Up Tin Toy
$399.99
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MARX Snoopy Gus Hook Ladder Tin Wind up Fire Truck
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Marx Tin Litho Western Bunkhouse With Box Accessories
$50.00 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Marx 1950s 60s 2 Story Colonial Manson Tin Doll House with pool
$19.99 (2 Bids)
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