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Object ID 001096

Object Name Train Car

Object Desc Marx toy train car that is orange with black stripes. This is a metal stamped toy.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000964

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 metal toys,Marx Toys,toys,train,railroading,

Title Train Car

Description Marx toy train car with the Marx toy symbol on it. It says "Marx Toys Made In U.S.A." Car is orange with black stripes. It is on a black base and has two sets of silver wheels.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3

Length 7

Width 1.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Marx Toys

Maker Details The Marx logo was the letters "MAR" in a circle with a large X through it, resembling a railroad crossing sign. As the X sometimes goes unseen, Marx toys were, and are still today, often misidentified as "Mar" toys. Reputedly, because of this name confusion, the Italian diecast toy company Martoys, after two years of production, changed its name to Bburago in 1976. Although the Marx name is now largely forgotten except by toy collectors, several of the products that the company developed remain strong icons in popular culture, including Rock'em Sock'em Robots, introduced in 1964, and its best-selling sporty Big Wheel tricycle, one of the most popular toys of the 1970s. In fact, the Big Wheel, which was introduced in 1969, is enshrined in the National Toy Hall of Fame. Marx's toys included tinplate buildings, tin toys, toy soldiers, playsets, toy dinosaurs, mechanical toys, toy guns, action figures, dolls, dollhouses, diecast toy cars, and HO scale and O scale trains.

Maker Mark


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Date DEC 5,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Rachel Baker

Notes Metal has rust.


Date JUN 8,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway Shelf 1 from Room 1, Shelf 11 - automatic entry by admin