Tin toys had its earliest beginnings in the late 1800's. Plate tin was assembled through solder and then hand painted. As technology advanced, the tin toys were assembled with tabs that were bent over the matted slot. Hand painted tin toys died out when lithograph was applied directly onto the tin. Tin toys are now a thing of the past; for, the invention of plastics during or after WWII, a cheaper material work with, all but phased out the production of tin toys.
Game is complete and very good condition. Nets are in great condition-not torn or deformed. All the bases for the players are not broke and work fine. The tin players fit snug on the mounting shafts. Game has some play and wear marks. Game size is about 26"x20"x3" inches. Comes with score board pictured on upper left of screen. Great gift to bring back a lot of memories.
Selling all three wind ups as a set. The Brown and the Green Turtles are Susi-Baby 902s which are made in Western Germany. The wind up lady bug or the spotted one has the maker <K> symbol and is made in Japan. The conditions: The brown, would be near mint condition if the gearing was not broke off the bottom and is not functioning as a wind up. The Green turtle does wind up, but does not roll well. This one has a 1.5 inch scratch on the top. The spotted one is older and has some play wear on it. Winds up and functions great and is a little bit smaller then the brown and the green. The size of the brown and green turtle are 2.5" inches in length and about 1.5" inches in height.
1960's or newer Blue Fireball Express in great physical and working condition. Toy is made by Trade Mark Modern Toys in Japan. Some slight play wear with paint loss at the corners. This piece has four different moving actions. It has lights on the top that roll forward, the conductors head moves side to side, forward/reverse and train moves right and left. Hand rail are still complete and not bent in the front. Tested and works great, except on light is burnt out and needs replacing. Takes 3 D type batteries or 1.5 V batteries. Missing battery cover on bottom. Comes with working on off switch. Body is made out of tin and the bottom out of plastic. Click on pictures for a better view. Train size is 15.75" inches or 39.4 cm. Height is 5" inches or 12.7 cm. Batteries not included.
Made in the 1950's in Japan. Company manufacturer is T over N with circle around that. No. 9147. Condition is poor with right rear wheel missing. No product name or promotional item. Friction car with tampos on sides and top that red Excellent Corned Beef.
Trademark Modern toy tin wind up toy car. Made in Japan. Switch lever action that stores the wind up energy. Conditional rating is excellent. Wind up drive is poor-It does work sometimes and other times may slight shove is needed to get the Tin toy going. Offers will be considered.
Marx train set from good to excellent condition. Selling all as a set. Set is from the 30' or the 40's and is and in great working order. Starting with most important piece, the engine, comes with a hitch, some slight rust around the drive mechanism and a little on the back edge and a little on the front (less then quarter size in scratches), There is of course some play wear or scratches on the the edges, but no rust developing as a result. Engine is in good condition to very good condition. Could not verify if smoke stack is missing or broke, but could be part of design. Train has forward and reverse, in which both directions work fine. During its motion, the engine emits a bell like sound that dings and represents pretty much what a train sounds like. Lever for forward and reverse is activated by pulling upwards for reverse and downwards for forward. The lever action is sticking slightly and could use some lube. The Drive arm is complete on both sides. Engine and all others pictures, is a clickable image. Engine length is 8.5" inches or 21.59 cm. The Engine is a windup and is friction drive. The tunnel, picture in the upper left, is in excellent condition. There is just slight signs of rust developing in the inside of tunnel, is manufactured as wavy in nature, and when it comes to Marx "The cheapest method is the best method", has the exact same picture on the other side. Basically the picture is reversed to make the tunnel whole. Tunnel length is 11.5"x10"x8" inches in height. The coal car has very slight rust on the bottom and on the edges. Piece is in very good condition with working wheels, working hinges, complete, and some play wear. The rest of the cars, are all the same length, same condition as the coal car. Except the caboose is missing the hitch. The remaining cars not mentioned is the Side Dumping Car New York Central No. 567. Freight car has sliding doors in working order and is the B.&O. 384299. The caboose is New York Central Lines 556. HO is the scale. Comes with 11 curved and 4 straight pieces, and two switching posts. Track and switching posts are in good condition. There is one piece of track that lost its tie. Track length is 8.75" inches or 22.22 cm. Switching posts have some binding, but still operable. The train station is in good to very good condition. Station whistle has been tested and works great. Train Station takes 2 Double D batteries. Train station has the whistle still in tact and contacts look good and strong enough. Union Station size is 9x5.25x3" or approximately. Factoid: Marx is sometimes confused with Mar. Simply as a result of the logo. Logo is Mar with a circle around that and a X in the center. Generally seen only as Mar and not with the X. Original Packaging not included. For adult collection and play only or Adult supervision required for non adults.
Very good condition. A few chips on the edges. Small push/pull friction car that makes a buzzing sound of a San Francisco Cable Car. #514. When push or pulled, the cable car has a bell that rings occasionally. Maker is F.E. Walts. Made in Japan. Year of make unknown. Shipping weight is about one pound.
O scale Marx Train Set. Condition is very good. Un-verified if engine works. Selling as a set with what is posted here. Couplers are all there and working fine. No appreciable damage seen. Could use some cleaning, a little dirty from sitting for so long. Comes with an engine, tinder car, flat bed car, caboose, Ore car and freight car.