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Marx Tin & Plastic Lithographed Windup “Peter Rabbit Eccentric Car” Wacky Jeep in Box for Sale

$185.00

Marx Tin & Plastic Lithographed Windup “Peter Rabbit Eccentric Car” Wacky Jeep in Box 

This is a tin, plastic, lithographed, windup, ” Peter Rabbit Eccentric Car ” wacky jeep manufactured by Louis Marx & Co. of New York City, New York.    

This piece is in working condition and when wound by its dedicated key, Peter’s jeep goes in a stop & go wacky car motion as Peter’s head whips around in motion with the vehicle. The windup mechanism works weakly on a surface, but when raised it works well. Peter is made of plastic as is the jeep and the wheels are lithographed tin. There is a break in the plastic by the passenger side front bumper. The box is in good condition.  

This piece in good original condition with 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. It is approximately 5 ½” L. This would be a great addition to any Marx collection. 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 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in