Marx Tin Lithographed Windup “Mechanical Police Squad Motorcycle” for Sale
Marx Tin Lithographed Windup “Mechanical Police Squad Motorcycle”
This rare variation tin, lithographed, windup “Mechanical Police Squad Motorcycle” with sidecar was manufactured by Louis Marx & Co. of New York City, New York.
This piece is in working condition, when wound by its key and switched on it rolls forward and goes in a circle. The motorcycle’s “siren” is supposed to sparkle, however, as often happens with toys of this age it barely works. We are not confident that the key that comes with it is original, but it is included.
This piece 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, missing accessories and wear that are to be expected from age and play. This is approximately 8 ½” 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.
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|Dimensions||12 × 12 × 12 in|