HI THERE MARX TOY COLLECTORS AND EVERYBODY !!!!!!!!
We go to the extreme when we want to tell a story. The pictures you are looking at are of the MARX tug boat with whistle. We took a perfectly good toy and sawed it in half to show a view not too many people have seen. Maybe the last time this toy was inspected in this fashion was on the engineering department's desk????
The toy was first molded in Erie, PA. and later Glendale, WV. We are showing the MASTER with the toy. A master is hand carved wooden prototype of a toy to be made. Before the program gets this far, it must start from an idea, drawn on paper by design people, approved by engineering and then sent to the final person for approval --- Mr. Louis Marx--!! If O.Kd, it then goes to the model shop where a MASTER is made. This master is then used to build the molds for production. Blow molding is a process where a given amount of hot plastic is pushed , under air pressure, into a cavity. The pressure forces the plastic to the inner walls of the mold. It is cooled and removed from the mold, ie...A plastic milk jug is blow molded. In a picture you can see the wheels, axles, the plastic pull string and the little boat. The boat has the WHISTLE in it. When you squeeze the toy it makes a tug boat sound---TOOT-TOOT !! MARX made many different toys of this style. Some where--tug boat--duck--bear--train--dog and others. Each toy had the proper sound of the object !! It was produced in the 1960s and 70s.
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