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 military jeep still in box battery operated
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LOUIS MARX AND CO TIN WIND UP TRACTOR VINTAGE WITH ORIGINAL TRACKS
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Marx 1940s Jumpin Jeep Wind Up Tin Toy Works Great
$125.00
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VINTAGE LOUIS MARX 17 LAZY DAY FARMS PRESSED STEEL STAKE TRUCK TIN LITHO
$143.00
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VINTAGE MARX FREIGHT TERMINAL RAILROAD TRAIN STATION TIN TOY
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Antique Tin Toy ROSKO American Airlines Airplane Japan ALps Yonezawa Linemar
$997.00
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Antique Tin Toy Marchesini F100 Figther Jet Airplane Italy Japan ALps Nomura
$697.00
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1950s era Louis Marx Company Lumar pressed steel metal stake truck 20 long
$100.00
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ANTIQUE MARX BUNNY EXPRESS TRAIN CAR 1935 TRACK
$129.15 (25 Bids)
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REDUCED LAZY DAY FARMS Playset 96 Pcs Roof Barn Chicken Coop Marx Tin Toy
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Marx Mar Lazy Day Farms Beautiful Tin Litho Truck Nice Condition
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Ring The Bell Shooting Gallery Tin Toy Louis Marx Co 1950s
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Very Sweet Vintage 1958 5 Pc Marx Tin Farm Tractor with4 attachments
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Vintage Marx Race Car Toys Tin Litho Wind Up Metal Indianapolis 500 IndyCar Toy
$30.00
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1930s Marx Tin Wind Up Toylands Horse Drawn Milk Wagon
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Vintage Marx Tin Fire engine Battery Operated Friction Toy Working Siren Light
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Marx 1954 Fort Apache Rin Tin Tin Fort Dearborn 60mm Skinny Indians set
$26.55 (2 Bids)
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Marx Vintage wind up Roll over toy Tank 5 Tin Litho with wooden wheels WORKS
$35.00 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Marx Wind Up Toy HorseWagon Driver Tin Lithograph
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TIN TRUCK MARX LUMAR 18 New
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Marx Dick Tracy Squad Car No 1Friction Drive
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