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 Milton Berle Jazzy Car Tin Wind Up Toy Original Box RARE White Hat
$499.00
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VTG ANTIQUE MAR MARX TOYS SCOTTIE TIN WIND UP TOY WITH WHEELS AND KEY
$19.99
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Vintage 1950s Marx USA Army Truck W Spot Light Pressed Steel Tin Toy
$109.24 (7 Bids)
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Early 30s Marx Tin Litho Wind Up Sedan with working wind up and lights 8
$99.99
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Louis Marx Toy Child Dough Boy Helmet Fighting Squadron WWI Era
$49.95
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1935 Marx Popeye Carrying Parrots Tin Windup Walker Toy PARTS Only
$112.50
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Vintage Marx Tin Litho Jumpin Jeep Wind Up Army Truck Toy For Parts
$27.00
Time Remaining: 5h 28m

Vintage 14 MARX Toy Kitchen Refrigerator Freezer 1950s 60s Steel Tin
$19.97
Time Remaining: 5h 32m

Vintage MARX tin toy typewriter
$50.00
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Vintage 1935 Marx Mechanical Donkey Cart Tin Litho Wind Up Toy MIB
$125.00
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ANTIQUE MARX RAILROAD TIN TOY METAL LONG STREAMLINE ENGINE TRAIN STEAMPUNK ART
$149.95
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VINTAGE MARX Tin Coal Dump Friction TOY Truck Unusual colors NICE condition
$19.99 (1 Bid)
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Marx Hopalong Cassidy Tin horse with gun and lasso for parts
$22.13 (3 Bids)
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VINTAGE MARX Tin NOMAD Friction TOY Car NICE condition RARE
$19.99
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1938 Marx Hi Yo Lone Ranger Silver Tin Litho Toy Range Rider With Box
$399.99
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1930s US Made Marx Speed Boy Delivery Motorcycle Tin Wind up Toy
$425.00
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RARE VINTAGE TOY LOUIS MARX CO GULL OIL GAS SERVICE STATION
$549.99
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30s Set of 2 Marx Moon Mullins Kayo Tin Windup 1 Working Condition 1 Non Working
$300.00
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Vintage nice Marx 1930s tin wheel paar of 2outside 2 5 8 Inches for parts
$19.99
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Vintage Train Set Marx Marlines New York Central Line made in USA
$75.00
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1950s MARX TWIN PROP DC 7 TIN TYPE WOODEN WHEELS For Parts Or Restore
$35.00
Time Remaining: 9h 40m

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