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Marx ca. 1920’s Tin Lithographed Windup “Whee-Whiz Auto Racer” *SOLD*

Marx ca. 1920’s Tin Lithographed Windup “Whee-Whiz Auto Racer” 

We have for you this ca. 1920’s tin, lithographed, windup “Whee-Whiz Auto Racer” manufactured by Louis Marx & Company of New York City, New York.       

This is a fun and colorful toy. When wound with its dedicated key and switched on, the track travels around in a circle while the four tin lithographed race cars (included) race around the track. The windup mechanism works as it should.  

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 play. This is approximately 13” in diameter. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.            

    

           

A brief history of Louis Marx & Company of New York City, New York:         

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 companies 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. 

Additional information

Weight 4.25 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 14 × 14 in