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Marx Tin Lithographed Windup “George the Drummer Boy” with Box for Sale


Marx Tin Lithographed Windup “George the Drummer Boy” with Box

We have for you a tin, lithographed, windup “George the Drummer Boy” with box manufactured by Louis Marx & Company of New York City, New York.  

When wound this little drummer boy will beat his drum while his eyes move back in forth in time. We tested him and his clockwork mechanism works as it should. The box is in great condition and we have cellophaned it to further preserve it. George still has his feather in his cap, which we don’t often see. 

Our example of this Marx “George the Drummer Boy” 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 2 ½” L x 2 ¼” x 9 ¼” H. 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 2.5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in