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Mechanical toy:Musical Choo-choo

Louis Marx & Company1966

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play

In the middle years of the 20th century, Louis Marx & Company produced about one of every five toys made in the United States. In 1955, in fact, "Time" magazine named Marx "the Toy King." For decades, the company produced a wide variety of toys-dolls, dollhouses, trains, cars and vehicles, toy soldiers and toy guns, action figures, and an immense variety of mechanical tin toys. The Marx company produced some popular stand-outs like the Honeymoon Express, Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots, Big Loo, and the Big Wheel tricycle.

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  • Title: Mechanical toy:Musical Choo-choo
  • Creator: Louis Marx & Company
  • Date Created: 1966
  • Location: Japan
  • Subject Keywords: Honeymoon Express
  • Type: Mechanical Toys
  • Medium: chromolithograph, tin
  • Object ID: 104.1561
  • Credit Line: Gift of Carol Simmons

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