P.O. Box 6720 Incline Village, NV 89450 , United States Call Seller 510.414.4545


"Drummer Boy" Tin-wind-up Toy by Louis Marx, New York City, circa 1940s

$ 225
  • Description
    This 1940's "Drummer Boy" brightly colored lithographed tin wind-up toy capitalizes on the popularity of marching bands, spawned from World War II and the preponderance of patriotism taking place in America at that time. The operation is simple and it works great; simply wind-up the attached key; release, and the "Drummer Boy" raises and lowers his arms alternately and articulates and simulates the sound of a beating snare drum (please see attached short video with this listing). There is also a subtle sound of a bell.
    It is in excellent and all original condition with no restoration and no touch-up paint; original surface with a nice patina and minimal wear. Very collectible and depicting traditional Americana, this toy was manufactured by the "Louis Marx Toy Company" in New York City, as indicated by the circular logo with "MAR" in the middle located on the back of the drummer's uniform (see image).

    Dimensions: 3 1/8" wide x 3 1/2" deep x 9" high
    Provenance: Recently acquired from an esteemed collection of tin toys in Los Angeles
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Tin,Metalwork
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 629588
  • Dimensions
    W. 3.13 in; H. 9 in; D. 3.5 in;
    W. 7.95 cm; H. 22.86 cm; D. 8.89 cm;
Message from Seller:

We are specialists in the field of antique mechanical coin banks. These rare and unique items were sold during the late 1800's and early 1900's to encourage and educate young children on the importance of saving money, with the majority of them having been made in America. We are leading experts in this field and one of the foremost dealers, having traded in mechanical banks since 1976.

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