Marx Tin Lithographed Windup “Power Snap Caterpillar Climbing Tractor ” with Box *SOLD*
Marx Tin Lithographed Windup “Power Snap Caterpillar Climbing Tractor ” with Box
We have for you a tin, lithographed, windup “Power Snap Caterpillar Climbing Tractor ” with box manufactured by Louis Marx & Company of New York City, New York.
When wound with its dedicated key and switched on this working tractor travels forward and climbs over items. The treads are original. We did notice that the bottom and key have been painted brown and that the bottom may be a replacement with some glue showing on the right side by the farmer’s seat. The box is in great condition.
This piece is in very good condition. 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 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:
1919 – 1979
Founder: Louis Marx
Specialty: 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 company 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.
|Dimensions||12 × 12 × 12 in|