Marx Rare Vintage ca. 1930’s Lithographed Tin Windup “Turnover Tank” with Box for Sale
Marx Rare Vintage ca. 1930’s Lithographed Tin Windup “Turnover Tank” with Box
We have for you a ca. 1930’s tin, windup, lithographed “Turnover Tank” with box manufactured by Louis Marx & Company of New York City, New York.
This bright and sparkling Marx tank is new old stock and nearly mint in box.
The tank winds up and scoots forward. Next, the bottom lever raises the front to the tipping point. The tank then literally turns over and lands back on its wheels. The box is in excellent condition.
Our example of this Marx “Turnover Tank” is in excellent and bright all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch ups. This piece shows the usual patina, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, and wear that are to be expected from age and display. It is approximately 4 ¼” L x 2 ½” W. This would be a great and impressive addition to any 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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|Dimensions||10 × 10 × 10 in|