Marx ca. 1950’s Plastic & Tin Lithographed “Automatic Brake Kar” LM14 Braking Push Car *SOLD*
Marx ca. 1950’s Plastic & Tin Lithographed “Automatic Brake Kar” LM14 Braking Push Car
We have for you a rare ca. 1950’s plastic & tin, lithographed LM14 “Automatic Brake Kar” manufactured by Louis Marx & Company of New York City, New York.
This nifty plastic car has a tin bottom with lithographed undercarriage details and instructions on how to operate this vehicle. To operate it, you set the rear lever for how many feet you want the vehicle to travel, then place the car on the floor and push it forward. It will travel the allotted distance, then come to a “brake screeching” halt making what is supposed to sound like screeching brakes. The neatest thing about this toy is that it doesn’t take batteries and is kid powered (or adult).
Our example of this Marx “Automatic Brake Kar” 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 9 ¼” 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. An interesting fact is that Marx also successfully revived the Yo-Yo in 1928; it sold well even through the Depression.
|Dimensions||12 × 9 × 9 in|