Girard Joy Line Flyer “O” Gauge Lithograph Wind Up Cast Iron Locomotive with #357 Tin Coach Train Cars and Box for Sale
Girard Joy Line Flyer “O” Gauge Lithograph Wind Up Cast Iron Locomotive with #357 Tin Coach Train Cars and Box
We have for you a pre-Marx, Girard Model Works, Inc. Joy Line Flyer “O” gauge lithograph windup cast iron locomotive with #357 tin coach train cars with original box. The locomotive is cast iron; it comes with its original key. It winds up and the clockwork mechanism works and the wheels turn as they should. The train cars are made of tin and are marked “357” on the sides. The paint and lithographs are strong on the locomotive and train cars with the usual scrapes, scratches and dings that are to be expected with age and play. The couplers are all still there and functioning. All together the train is over 24″ long. It does come with its box but it is in rough shape. This can be professionally restored or displayed as is. It does not come with any train tracks. We invite you to look at the provided photos to get a better idea of quality and condition.
A brief history of Girard Model Works, Inc. Girard, Pennsylvania
Other names: Girard Mfg. Co. 1922-1935; The Toy Works, 1935-1975(Spinning tops, skates, banks, trains, military toys).
Founder: Frank E. Wood
Specialty: In the late 1920s, Girard made Louis Marx a commission agent and for several years produced toys under the Marx label, along with its own line of steel autos, trucks, and trains, which were produced at Girard Motor Works. Marx and Girard toys are for all intents indistinguishable ( a few of the Girard toys bore the slogan “Making Childhood`s Hour Happier”). Girard declared bankruptcy in 1934, although toy production continued until 1975. Quaker Oats had bought out Marx`s interest in Girard when they bought Marx`s American and English toy division 1972.
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|Dimensions||20 × 12 × 12 in|