At a Century of Progress: 1920-1950
Objects Train, 1935-1940
Train, 1935-1940

Made by Marx Toys, New York, NY

Toy trains have been produced since the mid-nineteenth century, but the first American electric train was not manufactured until 1897, by Carlisle and Finch of Cincinnati, Ohio. Louis Marx & Company manufactured toys in New York from 1919 to 1979. By the 1950s they were the largest manufacturers of toys in the United States.

Gift of Basil Hedrick, Springfield, IL (1980.14.6)

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