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Marx Tin Lithographed Windup “Streamlined Train” Commodore Vanderbilt Sparkling Mechanical Train Set in Box for Sale

$225.00

Marx Tin Lithographed Windup “Streamlined Train” Commodore Vanderbilt Sparkling Mechanical Train Set in Box 

We have for you a tin, lithographed, windup “Streamlined Train” Commodore Vanderbilt Sparkling Mechanical locomotive freight train set in box manufactured by Louis Marx & Company of New York City, New York.         

The locomotive is key wound (key not included, but we are looking for one), it is tested and works; when wound and the lever is pushed forward the bell dings as it moves forward. The sparkler on the locomotive is out of flint. There are no tracks or instructions in the box. This set comes with a Commodore Vanderbilt locomotive, one New York Central Lines car, one Rock Island gondola, one Santa Fe Middle States Oil tank car, and one New York Central Lines caboose. The box is in fair condition.  

Our example of these pieces is in good to very good all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch-ups. These pieces show the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that is to be expected from age and play. These are approximately 9″ L (locomotive) and 5 ½” (cars). 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 15 × 12 × 12 in