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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Vintage 1950s Marx Tin Litho wind up convertible roadster car as is parts
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Antique Tin Toy Book Fire Engine Car Collectors Guide Masudaya Marx Buddy SSS
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Vintage Marx Spin er ette Roulette Wheel Toy Tin Plate Litho In Original Box
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Lot Of 2 Vintage MARX DELUXE ELECTRIC MIDWAY PINBALL MACHINE For Parts
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VINTAGE MARX FREIGHT TERMINAL RAILROAD TRAIN STATION TIN TOY 1950s RARE HTF
$29.99 (1 Bid)
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Vintage Marx tin litho training center headquarters house
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Railroad Train LIGHT TOWER Twin Floodlights SPOTLIGHT Marx Tin W Bulbs NICE
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VINTAGE MARX POLICE MOTORCYCLE 3 with SIDECAR TIN WIND UP TOY 671
$335.00
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Vintage Antique 1958 Louis Marx Two story Dollhouse
$63.99 (4 Bids)
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MARX FRED FLINTSTONE AND DINO BATTERY OPERATED TOY FIGURE FOR PARTS REPAIR
$75.00
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11 STANDING TIN LITHOGRAPH FIGURES MARX TOY CO CIRCA 1930
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1950s MARX OLD JALOPY WIND UP TIN CAR NICE CONDITION
$89.00
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marx tin tractor with snow plow from 1911
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1930s MARX Old Jalopy Tin Wind up Toy Car
$195.00
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OLD ANTIQUE Vintage MARX Tricky Taxi Tin Toy Wind Up Litho Car 7108 METAL NO KEY
$43.00 (20 Bids)
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Vintage Tin Wind Up Toy Car Marx Fire Chief Car Works
$70.00
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Marx PT 10 Mosquito Fleet No2 Pop Pop Torpedo Boat
$19.99 (1 Bid)
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1930s US Made Marx Fire Chief Tin Friction Cadillac Coupe With Siren Works
$275.00
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Marx Orig Early Rin Tin Matched Silver cavlery w Horses
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Marx Orig Early Rin Tin Tin Character set Matched Rinty Rip Rusty
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