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


Wind-Up Toy "Knockout Champs" with Original Box, Circa 1930

$ 1,100
  • Description
    "Knockout Champs" was manufactured by Louis Marx & Co. in New York about 1930. The toy is made of lithographed tin, the boxers are hand painted celluloid, and the rope around the ring is string. All of the parts are original and in excellent condition. The box is also included and is in excellent original condition with all of the flaps intact (see images).

    The toy operates as follows:
    with the key wound up (original key) press in on the lever on the side of the toy. The boxers swing their arms back and forth and rotate as if boxing. After several seconds the bell rings ending the round and the boxers stop boxing. The action is somewhat aggressive and it is surprising that the celluloid boxers are in such excellent condition.

    The lithographed scene around the ring is that of a crowded boxing arena with 1920's - 1930's type characters.

    Markings on the side of the toy say "To-night--Knockout Champs" "Louis Marx & Co. N.Y. Made in U.S.A. Pat's Pdg."

    Toy is 7 1/4" wide x 7 1/4" deep x 7 1/4" high.

    Note: Short one minute video showing operation of the bank is available as an
    attachment via email upon request.
  • More Information
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1920-1949
    Materials: Tin and Celluloid
    Condition: Excellent. All Original. Works great (see video)
    Creation Date: Circa 1930
    Styles / Movements: Americana, Folk Art
    Incollect Reference #: 172002
  • Dimensions
    W. 7.25 in; H. 7.25 in; D. 7.25 in;
    W. 18.42 cm; H. 18.42 cm; D. 18.42 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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