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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Marx 1940s WWII Tin Lithographed Wind up Fighter Plane Twin Engine Gunner
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ANTIQUE VINTAGE 1940S 1950S MARX TIN WIND UP SAFE DRIVING SCHOOL CAR BEAUTIFUL
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Vintage Louis Marx American Roll Game No G SkeeBall Complete Great Condit
$19.99 (1 Bid)
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1950S MARX TIN LITHO PLAYEST ROBIN HOOD CASTLE ACCESSORIES
$25.00
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ANTIQUE 1930s MARX ROOKIE PILOT AIRPLANE TIN MECHANICAL WIND UP TOY
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Ferdinand The Bull 1938 Louis Marx Tin Wind Up Toy w box Excellent Working Cond
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1950S MARX DISNEY PARADE ROADSTER
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MARX TIN SERVICE STATION W CAR WASH 1950 1960s W ACCESSES and INSTRUCTIONS
$225.00
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vintage gravel truck by marx
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Vintage Metal Tin Barn Marx
$20.00
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1973 VINTAGE MARX TIN LITHO WIND UP ARMY TANK WORKING CONDITION VERY NICE
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VINTAGE LOUIS MARX FIRE TRUCK
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