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.


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1941 Marx Anti Aircraft Defense Metal Tin Toy Wind Up Toy Gun
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LINE MAR MARX WOW LOOK YELLOW CAB RARE
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LINE MAR MARX DAIRY TRUCK WOW
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Vintage Marx Tin Wind up Toy Sparkling Climbing Tractor with Original Box
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Marx Lot of 4 Vintage Tin Litho Toy Soldiers 10 Kings Royal Rife Corps 35
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1939 MARX Mortimer Snerd Tin Lithographed Wind Up Toy
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Marx 1951 mechanical sparkling Army Tank with Built Rite trench
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Antique Tin Vintage Louis Marx Co Wind Up Main Street St Toy Car Trolley Vtg
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Marx Playset ROY ROGERS MINERAL CITY WESTERN TOWN Tin Litho toy figures horses
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Vintage THREE Marx Tin Rock Hills Mounds Toys 4 Rare
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