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Marx ca. 1930’s Tin Lithographed Windup “Tidy Tim” Street Cleaner *SOLD*

Marx ca. 1930’s Tin Lithographed Windup “Tidy Tim” Street Cleaner

We have for you a ca. 1930’s tin, lithographed, windup “Tidy Tim” street cleaner toy that was manufactured by Louis Marx & Company of New York City, New York.      

Marx did a number of Popeye toys with a similar pattern to Tidy Tim. Tidy Tim is a unique-looking street cleaner toy, but it’s based on venerable Popeye! 

Our toy is in excellent original condition and is near new. Tidy Tim operates properly and even comes with the shovel and brush accessories. These are oft lost and really set off the toy. 

This piece is in excellent all original condition with no breaks, 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. This is approximately 9” L x 7 ½” H. We invite you to view the photos to further determine quality and condition.       

With such clean condition, we don’t expect this Marx Tidy Tim to last long!  



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. Interestingly, Marx also successfully revived the Yo-Yo in 1928; it sold well even through the Depression. 

Additional information

Weight 2 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 12 in