Linemar Marx Tin Lithographed Windup Walt Disney Mickey Mouse “Mechanical Mickey the Magician” with Box *SOLD*
Linemar Marx Tin Lithographed Windup Walt Disney Mickey Mouse “Mechanical Mickey the Magician” with Box
We have for you a #J-4451 tin, lithographed, windup Walt Disney Mickey Mouse “Mechanical Mickey the Magician” in box that was manufactured in Japan by Louis Marx & Co. of New York City, New York under their Linemar brand.
When wound with his dedicated key and switched on Mickey raises and lowers his hat. Each time Mickeys hat raises there is either a rabbit or chick that appears. Mickeys ears are original and in great shape. The windup mechanism is strong and the rabbit flips from a chick to a bunny as it should. The box is in good condition.
This piece is in great all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch-ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that are to be expected from age and display. This is approximately 6” H. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.
A brief history of Louis Marx & Company/Linemar of New York City, New York:
1919 – 1979
Founder: Louis Marx
Specialty: Louis Marx and Company was an American toy manufacturer in business from about 1919 to 1980 founded in New York City by Louis & David Marx. Its products were often imprinted with the slogan, “One of the many Marx toys, have you all of them?” Arguably, Marx was the most well-known toy company through the late mid-20th century. Best known for their lithographed tin windup toys Marx was also one of the big four among American electric train manufacturers. Interestingly, Marx also successfully revived the Yo-Yo in 1928; it sold well even through the Depression.
Linemar Co. Inc. or more simply Linemar toys was the trade name under which Marx toys were manufactured in Japan, then sold in the United States and other countries. The reason to make Linemar toys in Japan was to keep costs down. Under the Linemar name, Marx produced The Flintstones and other licensed toy vehicles (Linemar Tin Toys 2015). The Linemar line also included airplanes that were produced in the colors of KLM, Pan Am and other airlines.
|Dimensions||12 × 9 × 9 in|