Marx “Marx Merry Makers” Tin Lithographed Mouse Band Windup Toy with Box for Sale
Marx “Marx Merry Makers” Tin Lithographed Mouse Band Windup Toy with Box
We have for you a “Marx Merry Makers” tin, lithographed, windup mouse band toy in professional reproduction box that were manufactured by Louis Marx & Company of New York City, New York.
Our Merry Maker set is the iconic Marx windup toy that everyone wants. It was a close (but not quite) rendition of Mickey Mouse and tapped into Mouse Fever in the 1930’s.
Our Merry Maker taps away with one mouse, conducts, drums, and then plays piano all at the same time. Marx was ingenious. Our toy is in very good to excellent condition with just a bit of use. The windup works perfectly as does each mouse. The box is a professional reproduction box that is in excellent condition.
Our example of this Marx “Marx Merry Makers” 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, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. This is approximately 9” L x 5 ½” 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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|Dimensions||16 × 12 × 12 in|