Marx Tin Lithographed Windup 999 Locomotive for Sale
Marx Tin Lithographed Windup 999 Locomotive
We have for you this tin, lithographed, windup 999 locomotive that was manufactured by Louis Marx & Company of New York City, New York.
This early example of Marx’s work and very difficult to find. We were unable to get this to work, the windup mechanism is present and the key turns but slips. The left and the right side show some color differences, most likely due to sun/light damage.
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 ¾” 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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|Dimensions||12 × 9 × 9 in|