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Object ID 001015

Object Name Metal toy car

Object Desc With much paint missing, this little metal car is mainly green with tires that say "Marx & Co" and "Made in USA"

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000890

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Toys


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hallway Shelf 1

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Marx & Co.,cars,toys,metal toys,

Title Metal toy car

Description Roughly 5.5 inches big this metal car is green, bgut the paint has come off the roof of the car. It has open spaces where windows should be and four wheels underneath which read "Marx & Co." and "made in USA"


Approx Collection Date

Height 2

Length 5.5

Width 2

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details CMY890 measures at 2" high by 5.5" long, and 2" across. The wheels measure at .75" across.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Marx & Co

Maker Details Louis Marx and Company was an American toy manufacturer in business from 1919 to 1978. Its products were often imprinted with the slogan, "One of the many Marx toys, have you all of them?" Unlike most companies, Marx's revenues grew during the Great Depression, with the establishment of production facilities in economically hard-hit industrial areas of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and England. By 1937, the company had more than $3.2 million in assets ($42.6 Mil. in 2005 dollars), with debt of just over $500,000. Marx was the largest toy manufacturer in the world by the 1950s. In 1955, a Time Magazine article proclaimed Louis Marx "the Toy King," and that year, the company had about $50 million in sales. Marx was the initial inductee in the Toy Industry Hall of Fame, and his plaque proclaimed him "The Henry Ford of the toy industry."

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY890



Date OCT 16,2013

Summary Poor

Assessor Emily Piekarz

Notes Much of the paint has chipped away making it look shabby and baren.


Date OCT 17,2013

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway shelf from Cabinet 1 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 21,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway Shelf 4 from Hallway shelf - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 8,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway Shelf 1 from Hallway Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin