Excellent, rare and old FORD T “JALOPY” style comic car, manufactured in lithographed tin excellently detailed with wind-up motor and driver, by the manufacturer MARX (U.S.A), from the 1940s. On the engine and on the ceiling you can see the brand of the manufacturer "MARX". MADE IN USA printed.
This car has a fixed wind up mechanism and with front wheels steering in three positions, so that it drives in a straight line or in circles.
In perfect running order.
As a curiosity, it retains its original sales label from the famous MARTING'S warehouses of Ohio, with its price of :1 $
In general for its antiquity and use, it is in excellent condition and its lithography as well. LOOK AT THE PHOTOS, PLEASE.
Vintage model, it's not a current fabrication-- IT IS NOT A CONTEMPORARY REPLICA.
DIMENSIONS: 17 cm long; 10 cm wide, 9,5 cm high.
IMPORTANT NOTE: To see how it works see the following link: https://youtu.be/p_ZiSD3qR3Q
Brief history: These "JALOPY" (TARTANA) cars were very popular in the United States during the first third of the 20th century, it was a very familiar sight on the streets.
It all started when students, in order to hide the dents or defects in their cars, began to paint on them "graffiti" with the slogans of that time.
Soon this comic fashion was a good attraction for youth and these cars were used for parades, parties and transport of friends.
Louis Marx produced these toy cars by copying slogans from city cars, plus pretty phrases like the one in the back: "Caution:Heart Brakes"
Today although there is extensive documentation on this fact, it is quite difficult to find a toy with these characteristics and in these conditions.
- Wind-up car
- Model/ Name
- coche cómico estilo FORD T "JALOPY", fabricado en hojalata litografiada
- Country of Origin
- Near mint
- Without original box
- In working order