Marx Tin Lithographed Windup “Walking Popeye” *SOLD*
Marx Tin Lithographed Windup “Walking Popeye”
We have for you this highly desirable tin, lithographed, windup “Walking Popeye” that was manufactured by Louis Marx & Company of New York City, New York.
When wound with his dedicated key Popeye walks forward carrying his parrot cages. In working condition but it takes a slight push to make him walk when on a surface. His mechanics work when holding him off the ground. His left back shoulder shows what appears to be a touch-up.
This piece is in good condition and shows the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, missing accessories, and wear that is to be expected from age and play. This is approximately 8 ¼” H. We invite you to view the photos to further determine the 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.
|Dimensions||12 × 9 × 9 in|