Friday, December 30, 2011

Marx Tin Litho Two-story Firehouse

Well, in regards to Fire Engine and Emergency Vehicle Friday's, Toys & Stuff is ending the year with a bang! And a big bang it is - the Marx tin-litho Two-story Firehouse from 1954! This monster stands 15 1/4" (38.7cm) L x 8 1/2" (21.6cm) D x 12" (30.5cm) H. In design, it's essentially a larger copy of the smaller plastic Marxville Firehouse. Originally the set would have come with ten firemen in a cream soft plastic, some signs, a tin litho vehicle, and a complement of firehouse unique furniture. The ad below shows a fire engine included in the set yet the only vehicle I've seen come with these has been a tin-litho Fire Chief's car. Often times the ads incorrectly showed set pieces so unless I see evidence that a firetruck came with this building I'm more likely to believe that the car is original to the set. Also, the ad says the fire truck measures 7 1/2" long - the exact dimensions of the tin-litho Fire Chief's car! These Firehouses seldom become available any more and a boxed set complete with all the parts can sell for several thousand dollars - w-a-y-y-y-y-y out of my so-called budget and a far cry from its original price of $4.95!!! Without further ado, let's get to the photos. Enjoy!

Sears 1954 Christmas Wishbook

Big Brother, Little Brother

First floor details

2nd floor details

A nearly complete set of firemen

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