Monday, October 19, 2015

Marx Pre-war Tin-Litho W-U Monoplane

Here's a little gem from the 1930s, the Marx wind-up monoplane. I've seen these planes in multiple color schemes and litho patterns, but mostly they tend to have a solid color body with a contrasting wing color. They're fairly small at 5" (12.7cm)  L x 6" (15.24cm) wingspan  x 2" (5.08)  H and were often paired with Marx's Pre-war tin-litho airplane hangar. The fuselage was one piece of steel, stamped and formed while the wing was a separate stamped assembly with rolled edges. The key is integral to the mechanism and doesn't come off.   believe it's meant to be turn-over toy, popular during the '20s and '30s but I only tested mine for a very short distance to see if the mechanism still worked - it did! Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

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