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.


Tin toy collection Wind up friction and track Marx Mar and West Germany
$22.00
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Vintage Shackman Made in Japan Wind up Turtle 3 1 2 Long
$34.00
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Vintage Marx Fire Truck Tin Toy No 1 5 1 2
$225.00
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MARX DAVY CROCKETT ALAMO PLAY SET BUILDING AND WALLS MIB
$31.00 (4 Bids)
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Marx Tin Wind 1920 1930s up Cowboy Woopee Car
$345.00
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Tinplate Tin Army Jeep Gun Howitzer Made In Japan Vintage Marx type
$55.00 (11 Bids)
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Marx 1930s Cowboy Rider on Horse With Lasso Tin Wind Up Toy Lone Ranger Works
$79.99
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VINTAGE 50s 1960s EMPIRE METAL CHILD PLAY STOVE OVEN LIGHTS WORKS KITCHEN TOY
$19.95
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Tony the Tiger Trike Mechanical Tin Wind Up Toy from Marx Japan 1966
$29.00
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Marx toy Prototype tin tractor
$65.00
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Louis Marx Roll A Tune Tin Antique Pull Toy with Original Box
$59.99
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1950s MARX MAR TOYS EMERGENCY SEARCHLIGHT UNIT NICE
$195.00
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1920s Girard Toys Marx Strauss Tin Wind Up Farmer Boy Pushing Cart Walking Toy
$397.00 (58 Bids)
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WOW C 9 Whistling Spooky Kooky Tree Battery OP MARX w orig box Awesome shape
$1,451.99
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Vintage Tin Friction Fire Truck By Mar Toys USA
$19.95
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Vintage Marx RollOver 5 Tank Colorful Tin Litho Windup Toy
$36.26 (3 Bids)
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Marx 1950s Douglas DC 3 tin pressed steel airliner airplane aircraft original
$27.99 (1 Bid)
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Marx moon patrol tin wind up toy helicopter great shape
$200.00
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Vintage Marx Tin Wind Up Race Car 3
$50.00 (19 Bids)
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ROY ROGERS MINERAL CITY TIN WESTERN PLAYSET BLDG STORE FRONT 1950s Marx
$265.50 (44 Bids)
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Vintage Marx tin litho military jeep still in box battery operated
$299.99
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