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Marx ca. 1950’s Lithographed Tin Clockwork Windup Rubber Tread “Midget Climbing Tractor” with Box for Sale

$165.00

Marx ca. 1950’s Lithographed Tin Clockwork Windup Rubber Tread “Midget Climbing Tractor” with Box 

We have for you an ca. 1950’s tin, lithographed, windup rubber tread “Midget Climbing Tractor” with box manufactured by Louis Marx & Company of New York City, New York.    

When wound with its dedicated key you slide the lever forward and the tractor rolls forward climbing over small obstacles in its way. The rubber treads are original. This working example also comes with its original box which is in excellent condition. The box is cellophaned and has a Styrofoam insert to protect it.   

Our example of this Marx “Midget Climbing Tractor” is in excellent all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch ups. This piece shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. It is approximately 5” L x 2 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:    

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. An interesting fact is that Marx also successfully revived the Yo-Yo in 1928; it sold well even through the Depression.  

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Additional information

Weight 2.75 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in