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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Toys and Games ➔ Tricky Taxi Wind-Up Toy

Identifier:
2019.35.99
Description:
Tricky Taxi was a wind-up toy created by Louis Marx and Company of New York around 1935. 

Wind-up toys gained popularity in America beginning in the 1860s. While those made of porcelain or wax were marketed towards adults and collectors, tin wind-up toys were created for children. The toys' designs often mirrored current events however by the 1940s, they began taking the shape of childhood favorites such as robots, space, and Disney characters. Although the popularity of wind-ups decreased with the creation of the Alkaline battery in the 1960s, they can still be found in toy stores today. 
Date:
circa 1935
Materials:
Tin
Dimensions:
1.5" h 1.5" w 4.5" d
Source:
The Estate of Beth Schwartz
Makers/Donors
Brian Schwartz

Louis Marx and Company Incorporated
Louis Marx and Company was an American toy manufacturer in business from 1919 to 1980. 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 company through the late mid 20th century.
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