Share your favorites on Show & Tell

New racer for my collection.

In Model Cars > Show & Tell and Toys > Marx Toys > Show & Tell.
Model Cars887 of 1750Hubley No. 404 1934 Ford Three window CoupeBirkenkamp & Schleuter W/U dump truck w/ box 1952
6
Love it
1
Like it

RonMRonM loves this.
vincentantonvincentanton loves this.
miKKoChristmas11miKKoChristmas11 likes this.
pickingupbonespickingupbones loves this.
AmberRoseAmberRose loves this.
Dr_RambowDr_Rambow loves this.
FlankerFlanker loves this.
See 5 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 2 years ago

Email

Flanker
(11 items)

I just got this on eBay, does anyone know what it is? I'm thinking maybe an old (around 1920 to 1930?) Marx windup that is missing it's drivetrain and other parts. But, I rather like the weathered appearance, and it's going into my display case as-is. Thanks.

Mystery Solved

Comments

  1. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 2 years ago
    Possibly Strauss, I think I found a good match with this one:
    http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/9929226

    I'm not sure what that piece on the front is. If the guts are missing, then they were probably removed intentionally after the toy "broke", I'm guessing the metal "bumper" on the front as a similar modification by the owner. Are those pins holding it in place?

    This is starting to resemble folk art, more than it is the original toy, and there is something neat about that. Someone loved it enough to keep rejuvenating it, to keep enjoying it.

    I'm glad your keeping it as is, the overall patina is quite lovely. Just keep an eye on that orange rust on the wheels (might just be the yellow paint), that means is is actively degrading. The dark/black rust is safe to leave untouched, but the bright stuff you might want to gently remove and oil (so it doesn't come back).

    Love it!
    -Todd

  2. Flanker Flanker, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the information Todd and the advice on maintaining it. It sure does have the look of a Stauss racer. I agree with the "folk art" comment, it is rather charming just as it is.
  3. Flanker Flanker, 2 years ago
    I think I found it. The overall shape very closely matches the yellow racer shown here (no manufacturer listed though), but it does look like a Strauss.

    http://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/1946215

  4. pickingupbones pickingupbones, 2 years ago
    Kinda looks like a pattern for the one I have posted under Folkart
  5. vincentanton vincentanton, 2 years ago
    This is a wonderful example of what I enjoy collecting. Beautiful!
  6. Flanker Flanker, 2 years ago
    This is it! GIRARD BOAT TAIL RACE CAR - TIN WIND UP - 1924

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=251134786284&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.