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Marx ca. 1930s Pressed Steel Press Down “Mystery Car” Lincoln Zephyr for Sale


Marx ca. 1930s Pressed Steel Press Down “Mystery Car” Lincoln Zephyr

We have for you a ca. 1930s pressed steel press down “Mystery Car” Lincoln Zephyr that was manufactured by Louis Marx & Company of New York City, New York. We went back and forth between manufacturers as there seems to be some confusion on which maker made it, we deferred to the O’Brien’s Collecting Toys guide after searching several catalogs. 

The tires are wooden. This does kind of work, everything is there but the leaf spring has weakened as happens with joyous play of this nifty little push down.

This piece is in good 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 9 ½” L. 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. 

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Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 9 in