Marx Tin Lithographed Windup “Amos ‘N’ Andy Fresh Air Taxi Cab” Jalopy Car for Sale
Marx Tin Lithographed Windup “Amos ‘N’ Andy Fresh Air Taxi Cab” Jalopy Car
This tin, lithographed, windup “Amos ‘N’ Andy Fresh Air Taxi Cab” jalopy car was manufactured by Louis Marx & Co. of New York City, New York.
This piece is in working condition, when wound by its dedicated key and the gear shifter is pushed forward it rolls forward with a rocking motion simulating a jalopy type vehicle. The windup mechanism works. There are some touchups to the back left side and the spare tire cover on the back.
This piece is in great all original condition with no breaks, restorations, or repairs. 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 8″ L x 3 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||12 × 12 × 12 in|