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Marx ca. 1940’s Tin Lithographed Windup “Drummer Boy” for Sale *SOLD*

Marx ca. 1940’s Tin Lithographed Windup “Drummer Boy” 

We have for you this tin, lithographed, windup “Drummer Boy” that was manufactured by Louis Marx & Company of New York City, New York.           

When wound with his dedicated key, this drummer boy moves his drum forward. He has a bit of a problem gripping the ground, but when held off the table the windup mechanism works well. 

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. It is approximately 9” L x 8 ¾” W. 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:              

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.

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in
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