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 wind up tin tanks lot of 2
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Marx Old Jalopy Friction Motor Tin Car Still Works Vintage Good Condition
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Vintage Louis Marx Tin Roulette Wheel SPIN ER ETTE Game In Box
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VINTAGE MARX WIND UP TIN SKY HAWK TWIN PLANE TOWER WORKS 20 WIDE 8 1 4 TALL
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VINTAGE MARX POPEYE EXPRESS WALKER w PARROT TIN WIND UP TOY Good Working Cond
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MARX TIN LITHO WINDUP 7 RACER USED 1940s TOY RACE CAR WITH DRIVER STILL WORKS
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MARX TIN LITHO WINDUP 7 RACER USED 1940s TOY RACE CAR WITH DRIVER STILL WORKS
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MARX TIN LITHO WINDUP 4 RACER USED 1940s TOY RACE CAR WITH DRIVER STILL WORKS
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Vintage Marx Tricky Taxi TIn Wind up Car 1940s EX Works
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Vintage 1940 1950 Tin Metal Boat Made in USA Red Green Possibly Marx
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Antique Character Toy Porky Pig Tin Windup Toy by Louis Marx
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Antique BO Plenty Tin Wind Up Toy by Louis Marx
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Marx diesel 12 wind up tin toy
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11 STANDING TIN LITHOGRAPH FIGURES MARX TOY CO CIRCA 1930
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Antq 1930 40s MARX Tin Toy ZIPPO CLIMBING MONKEY GOOD condition
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marx tin tractor with snow plow from 1911
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Vtg 1940s Marx Tin Truck HI WAY EXPRESS Cross Country Express 61471158799
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1930s MARX COAST DEFENSE TIN WINDUP MILITARY TOY RARE BOX
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1961 Toy Soldier Line Mar Marx Disney Babes in ToyLand Windup Tin Walker Drummer
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1930s Louis Marx Tin Kiddy Cyclist Realistic Boy On Tricycle Not Unique ArtMarx
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Vintage Marx Tin Train Lot NY Central Lines 556 Caboose Rock Island 552 Train
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