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 TIN TIGER ON GO KART TOY NICE VINTAGE SHAPE MARX CAT TOY
$89.50
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Vtg 30s 40s Marx Sparking Doughboy Tank Wind up Tin Litho WORKING
$189.95
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EARLY GERMAN TIN LITHO KEY WIND up HONEYMOON LOUIS marx EXPRESS TRAIN TOY W KEY
$78.25
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VINTAGE MARX LITHO BARN PLAY DOLL HOUSE and a bag full of accessories
$39.99 (1 Bid)
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VINTAGE Louis Marx Wind up Tin Toy Tractor With Key And Rubber Yellow
$95.00
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Vintage Marx Charlie McCarthy Benzine Buggy Tin Wind up
$899.99
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VINTAGE TIN MARX INDIAN ON A TRICYCLE WIND UP TOY
$29.99
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MARX SUITCASE FOR FUNNY FLIVVER CAR WIND UP TIN
$45.00
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MARX SUITCASE FOR WHOO PEE CAR WIND UP TIN TOY PARTS
$45.00
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MARX SUITCASE FOR JOY RIDER CAR WIND UP TIN TOY PARTS
$45.00
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$25.00
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MARX LINE MAR TIN FRICTION HELICOPTER 1940 1950SEAGLEWORKS GREAT ORIGINAL
$39.88
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Marx Tin Litho Race Car 3
$295.00
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VINTAGE MARX 1950S TIN LITHOGRAPH DOLL HOUSE WITH 26 PIECE FURNITURE SET
$49.99
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Vintage Tin Litho Marx Day Night Service Center Lubritorium
$70.00
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Marx Metal Tractor from the 1940s
$300.00
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A Marx Balloon Tin Windup Motorcycle w Police Officer Litho WORKS 191 G
$255.00
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MARX WIND UP SEDAN ROADSTER CONVERTIBLE AUTO CAR VINTAGE TOY TIN 853 E
$85.00
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Rare Marx Horse Drawn Wagon Tin Toy w Driver 11
$249.95
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Vintage Marx Rollover Tank Tin Litho Wind Up Toy 5
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Marx Sheriff Sam Whoopee Car Tin Plastic Wind Up Toy 6
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