history of Marx

Item number: Marx Louis C Co. (4021)

Category: Marx Louis C Co.


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Company history and description of the company Louis Marx & Co

In 1919 the firm was established by Louis Marx and his brother David, after which he has previously worked for years with Ferdinand Strauss together. He revolutionized the American toy industry by very inexpensive produced high-quality toys.>
1932 the brand name has been registered.
There was a very large range. Marx is known for its colorfully lithographed toys with funny-witty characters.
1950 there were 12 factories worldwide and Marx was the largest toy manufacturer in the world., The company was sold to Quaker Oats 1972.
Marx used "Marx," "Marline," "Joy Line," and "Lumar" as trade names.

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MAR in einem Kreis mit einem Andreaskreuz
The Marx logo has the letters "MAR" in a circle with a large X through it, resembling a railroad crossing sign

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