Marx Tin Lithographed Windup “Moon Mullins & Kayo on a Handcar” in Box *SOLD*
Marx Tin Lithographed Windup “Moon Mullins & Kayo on a Handcar” in Box
We have for you this tin, lithographed, windup “Moon Mullins & Kayo on a Handcar” with box that was manufactured by Louis Marx & Company of New York City, New York.
This handcar has a dedicated windup key, when wound and switched-on Moon and Kayo pump up and down as the handcar travels in a straight line and a bell rings. The windup mechanism works wonderfully. The box is in great condition.
This piece is in very 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 6” L x 1 ¾” W x 6” 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 one of 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.