Zippo Tin

Zippo Tin

VINTAGE ZIPPO SMOKING JOES RACING MINT IN TIN
VINTAGE ZIPPO SMOKING JOES RACING MINT IN TIN
$50.00
Bernard of Hollywood Marilyn Monroe Zippo Lighters Set of 4 in tin
Bernard of Hollywood Marilyn Monroe Zippo Lighters Set of 4 in tin
$900.00
Zippo Lighter Collectors Edition Anniversary Series 1932 to 1992 NEW Tin Box Set
Zippo Lighter Collectors Edition Anniversary Series 1932 to 1992 NEW Tin Box Set
$500.00
ZIPPO CHESTERFIELD ANTIQUE BRASS PACK + TIN NEW MINT
ZIPPO CHESTERFIELD ANTIQUE BRASS PACK + TIN NEW MINT
$249.95
GULF SLIM ZIPPO LIGHTER GULF OIL GASOLINE STATION NOT TIN SIGN 1970S NM BOX
GULF SLIM ZIPPO LIGHTER GULF OIL GASOLINE STATION NOT TIN SIGN 1970S NM BOX
$250.00
Zippo D Day Normandy 50 Years 4 Lighter Set Limited Edition Brand New in Tin
Zippo D Day Normandy 50 Years 4 Lighter Set Limited Edition Brand New in Tin
$245.99
Zippo Salutes Pinup Girls 1996 Collectible of the Year 4 Lighters in Tin
Zippo Salutes Pinup Girls 1996 Collectible of the Year 4 Lighters in Tin
$199.99
Lot of Vintage Empty Cigarette Lighter Cases Boxes Tins Zippo Ronson Park Other
Lot of Vintage Empty Cigarette Lighter Cases Boxes Tins Zippo Ronson Park Other
$199.99
ZIPPO BRADFORD USA with tin  certificates VINTAGE
ZIPPO BRADFORD USA with tin certificates VINTAGE
$149.69
ZIPPO AND WATCH IN ROUND TIN MINT VERY COLLECTABLE VERY RARE
ZIPPO AND WATCH IN ROUND TIN MINT VERY COLLECTABLE VERY RARE
$150.00
CAMEL JOE POOL PLAYER ZIPPO LIGHTER 1993 TIN RARE made in USA MINT
CAMEL JOE POOL PLAYER ZIPPO LIGHTER 1993 TIN RARE made in USA MINT
$139.99
ZIPPO New In Tin USS BECUNA SS 319 Submarine LIGHTER Military Class Sub RARE
ZIPPO New In Tin USS BECUNA SS 319 Submarine LIGHTER Military Class Sub RARE
$144.95
NEW CAMEL ROUND METAL TIN WITH WIND PROOF ZIPPO LIGHTER SEALED DATED 1994
NEW CAMEL ROUND METAL TIN WITH WIND PROOF ZIPPO LIGHTER SEALED DATED 1994
$125.00
RARE Zippo Lighter White Matte 60th Anniversary Tin Design Limited to 30 New
RARE Zippo Lighter White Matte 60th Anniversary Tin Design Limited to 30 New
$117.03
Camel Cigarettes Tin Zippo Cigarette Display
Camel Cigarettes Tin Zippo Cigarette Display
$129.99
X RARE ZIPPO BETTY BOOP 1993 KING FEATURE ENAMEL 5 COL SHINNY NEW IN TIN LIGHTER
X RARE ZIPPO BETTY BOOP 1993 KING FEATURE ENAMEL 5 COL SHINNY NEW IN TIN LIGHTER
$123.00
CAMEL SMOKIN JOES RACING BLACK CASE ZIPPO LIGHTER 1997 TIN RARE made in USA
CAMEL SMOKIN JOES RACING BLACK CASE ZIPPO LIGHTER 1997 TIN RARE made in USA
$119.99
CAMEL SMOKIN JOES RACING CHROME ZIPPO LIGHTER 1994 TIN RARE made in USA
CAMEL SMOKIN JOES RACING CHROME ZIPPO LIGHTER 1994 TIN RARE made in USA
$119.99
ZIPPO LUCKY STRIKE 1941 Replica Road Bike LIMITED EDIT 45 Limited TIN LAST ONE
ZIPPO LUCKY STRIKE 1941 Replica Road Bike LIMITED EDIT 45 Limited TIN LAST ONE
$115.00
ZIPPO LUCKY STRIKE 1941 Replica QUALITY CHARMS LIMITED EDIT 45 Limited TIN
ZIPPO LUCKY STRIKE 1941 Replica QUALITY CHARMS LIMITED EDIT 45 Limited TIN
$115.00
INDIANAPOLIS 500 BRASS ZIPPO  COLLECTIBLE TIN 1994
INDIANAPOLIS 500 BRASS ZIPPO COLLECTIBLE TIN 1994
$99.99
ZIPPO 4 RJR DORAL DESTINATION SERIES LIGHTERS IN 4 LIGHTER DISPLAY TIN ALL MIB
ZIPPO 4 RJR DORAL DESTINATION SERIES LIGHTERS IN 4 LIGHTER DISPLAY TIN ALL MIB
$99.00
CAMEL CIGARETTES SINCE 1913 RETRO E ZIPPO LIGHTER 1999 METAL TIN
CAMEL CIGARETTES SINCE 1913 RETRO E ZIPPO LIGHTER 1999 METAL TIN
$99.99
CAMEL CIGARETTES SWIRL ZIPPO LIGHTER 1999 METAL TIN  SLEEVE RARE
CAMEL CIGARETTES SWIRL ZIPPO LIGHTER 1999 METAL TIN SLEEVE RARE
$99.99
CAMEL CIGARETTES BUBBLES ZIPPO LIGHTER 1999 METAL TIN  SLEEVE RARE
CAMEL CIGARETTES BUBBLES ZIPPO LIGHTER 1999 METAL TIN SLEEVE RARE
$99.99
LUCKY STRIKE WALL ZIPPO LIGHTER 1998 METAL TIN  SLEEVE RARE
LUCKY STRIKE WALL ZIPPO LIGHTER 1998 METAL TIN SLEEVE RARE
$99.99
CAMEL BEAST BLACK CHROME ZIPPO LIGHTER 1999 METAL TIN  SLEEVE RARE
CAMEL BEAST BLACK CHROME ZIPPO LIGHTER 1999 METAL TIN SLEEVE RARE
$99.99
ZIPPO Vintage ATLANTA 1996 OLYMPICS ATHENS 1896 Brass Used in Tin Zippo Box rare
ZIPPO Vintage ATLANTA 1996 OLYMPICS ATHENS 1896 Brass Used in Tin Zippo Box rare
$99.00
Chrome Harley Davidson Bootstrap Zippo Lighter w tin box and cover I XIV
Chrome Harley Davidson Bootstrap Zippo Lighter w tin box and cover I XIV
$100.00
Harley Davidson 100th Anniversary Zippo Lighter New With Tin
Harley Davidson 100th Anniversary Zippo Lighter New With Tin
$99.99
Zippo Lighter  Case XX Knife in Case Tin Gift Box Pike Electric Service Award
Zippo Lighter Case XX Knife in Case Tin Gift Box Pike Electric Service Award
$89.99
Zippo Lighter Mystery of the Forest 1995 Limited Edition Brand New in Tin
Zippo Lighter Mystery of the Forest 1995 Limited Edition Brand New in Tin
$89.99
D Day Commemorative Zippo In Special Edition Tin
D Day Commemorative Zippo In Special Edition Tin
$89.99
Harley Davidson Zippo Lighter 90th Anniversary Reunion in original tin Used
Harley Davidson Zippo Lighter 90th Anniversary Reunion in original tin Used
$75.29
Hard Rock Cafe Copenhagen Zippo Lighter  Original Box Tin  Instructions
Hard Rock Cafe Copenhagen Zippo Lighter Original Box Tin Instructions
$89.95
ZIPPO SALUTES PINUP GIRLS LIGHTER NEW IN COLLECTIBLE TIN 1996 COLLECTIBLE
ZIPPO SALUTES PINUP GIRLS LIGHTER NEW IN COLLECTIBLE TIN 1996 COLLECTIBLE
$79.95
Zippo Discontinued Camel Beast Antique Silver Plate Complete With Tin
Zippo Discontinued Camel Beast Antique Silver Plate Complete With Tin
$89.95
Zippo Discontinued Camel Beast 253 Black Crackle Complete With Tin
Zippo Discontinued Camel Beast 253 Black Crackle Complete With Tin
$89.95
Vintage Varga Girl Windy 1935 Zippo Lighter  Collectors Tin New Old Stock
Vintage Varga Girl Windy 1935 Zippo Lighter Collectors Tin New Old Stock
$84.95
VARGA GIRL Zippo Windproof Lighter In Collectable Tin Lighter has Unbroken Seal
VARGA GIRL Zippo Windproof Lighter In Collectable Tin Lighter has Unbroken Seal
$92.00
Zippo Lighter 1994 Winston Select W Tin Discontinued Special Edition
Zippo Lighter 1994 Winston Select W Tin Discontinued Special Edition
$84.95
ZIPPO LIMITED EDITION 1998 CAR LIGHTER AND KEY CHAIN IN TIN BRADFORD PA
ZIPPO LIMITED EDITION 1998 CAR LIGHTER AND KEY CHAIN IN TIN BRADFORD PA
$80.00
ZIPPO OUR CENTURY LAST COLLECTIBLE LIGHTER 20TH CENTURY COLLECTOR TIN CASE
ZIPPO OUR CENTURY LAST COLLECTIBLE LIGHTER 20TH CENTURY COLLECTOR TIN CASE
$79.99
1993 JOE CAMEL ZIPPO SHOOTING POOL WITH NICE COLORFUL COLLECTOR TIN CZ  17
1993 JOE CAMEL ZIPPO SHOOTING POOL WITH NICE COLORFUL COLLECTOR TIN CZ 17
$89.30
ZIPPO CIGAR AFICIONADO LIGHTER KEYCHAIN COLLECTOR TIN
ZIPPO CIGAR AFICIONADO LIGHTER KEYCHAIN COLLECTOR TIN
$79.99
Rare 2000 Titanic Model Zippo Laser Etched Matte Chrome Lighter New In Tin
Rare 2000 Titanic Model Zippo Laser Etched Matte Chrome Lighter New In Tin
$75.00
ZIPPO THE VARGA GIRL 1935 LIGHTER IN COLLECTORS TIN USA
ZIPPO THE VARGA GIRL 1935 LIGHTER IN COLLECTORS TIN USA
$85.95
Zippo Lighter 1935 Replica in Tin Case Outside Hinge Rare MIB
Zippo Lighter 1935 Replica in Tin Case Outside Hinge Rare MIB
$79.99
NEW ZIPPO LIGHTER CAMEL FULL FACE CZ134 CHROME EMBLEM MINT IN TIN W ORANGE SEAL
NEW ZIPPO LIGHTER CAMEL FULL FACE CZ134 CHROME EMBLEM MINT IN TIN W ORANGE SEAL
$79.99
Zippo Camel Polished Chrome Mint In Tin 1994
Zippo Camel Polished Chrome Mint In Tin 1994
$75.00
Camel Joe Pool Player ZIPPO Lighter in Collectors Tin
Camel Joe Pool Player ZIPPO Lighter in Collectors Tin
$74.99
ZIPPO LIGHTER WEDGE NEW IN TIN 42904 BS
ZIPPO LIGHTER WEDGE NEW IN TIN 42904 BS
$56.87
1997 65th Year Anniversary Limited Edition Zippo Lighter In Original Tin
1997 65th Year Anniversary Limited Edition Zippo Lighter In Original Tin
$75.00
OLIVIA BUCKSKIN SEXY HOT COWGIRL PINUP GIRL ZIPPO LIGHTER ORIGINAL TIN SEEVE 02
OLIVIA BUCKSKIN SEXY HOT COWGIRL PINUP GIRL ZIPPO LIGHTER ORIGINAL TIN SEEVE 02
$68.31
Zippo Lighter 1993 Windy The Varga Girl 1935 Brand New in Tin Never Used
Zippo Lighter 1993 Windy The Varga Girl 1935 Brand New in Tin Never Used
$65.99
Zippo Lighter D Day Normandy 50 Years Limited Edition Brand New in Tin
Zippo Lighter D Day Normandy 50 Years Limited Edition Brand New in Tin
$65.99
Solid Brass Zippo Indy 500 Lighter with emblem commemorative set with tin NEW
Solid Brass Zippo Indy 500 Lighter with emblem commemorative set with tin NEW
$69.95
2000 HD ZIPPO HARLEY DAVIDSON DIAMONDPLATE UNFIRED IN TIN BRUSHED CHROME
2000 HD ZIPPO HARLEY DAVIDSON DIAMONDPLATE UNFIRED IN TIN BRUSHED CHROME
$75.00
2001 HD ZIPPO HARLEY DAVIDSON DIAMONDPLATE UNFIRED IN TIN BRUSHED BRASS
2001 HD ZIPPO HARLEY DAVIDSON DIAMONDPLATE UNFIRED IN TIN BRUSHED BRASS
$75.00
Titanium Zippo Millennium Ed BRAND NEW IN TIN Limited Edition Rare
Titanium Zippo Millennium Ed BRAND NEW IN TIN Limited Edition Rare
$74.99
Zippo Anheuser Busch Eagle Lighter  Keychain Set in Tin
Zippo Anheuser Busch Eagle Lighter Keychain Set in Tin
$69.99
Zippo Brass Jack Daniels Lighter in Tin with Sleave
Zippo Brass Jack Daniels Lighter in Tin with Sleave
$69.99
Zippo Cambridge Diner Lighter in Tin
Zippo Cambridge Diner Lighter in Tin
$69.99
Zippo Normandy D Day 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Lighter  Tin NEW
Zippo Normandy D Day 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Lighter Tin NEW
$74.00
Zippo D Day Normandy WWII 50 years Limited Edition Lighter NOS Mint in Tin
Zippo D Day Normandy WWII 50 years Limited Edition Lighter NOS Mint in Tin
$64.50
Zippo Indy 500 New With Tin 1994
Zippo Indy 500 New With Tin 1994
$65.00

Louis Marx & Company   by Virtual Bargains

As is common in the stories of many successful entrepreneurs, Louis Marx & Company began with a firing. Louis Marx worked at Ferdinand J. Strass Company after graduating high school. The Strass Company was a mechanical tin toy manufacturer that produced tin toys for Abraham & Strauss Department Stores. They were a pioneer in the tin toy industry. After rising to the position of manager, Louis Marx was fired because of disputes over tin toy production.
After serving in the U.S. Army during World War I, Marx decided to venture out on his own. In 1919, Louis and his brother David established Louis Marx & Company in New York City. They started with nothing but Louis' design talent and energy coupled with David's operational expertise. The company was not originally set up to be a tin toy manufacturer, but a middle man between the toy manufacturer and the retail stores. What would today be called a distributor. They soon began to start manufacturing their own tin toys and lived by two rules that would govern the company and contribute to their success, "Give the customer more toy for less money" and "Quality is not negotiable." The company soon earned the reputation of quality tin toys at low prices, and the Marx brand became noted for its value.
Marx bought his old employer, The Strass Company, in 1922 when Strass fell on hard times. This purchase gave Louis Marx & Company patents and dies to some famous Strass tin toys, Zippo the Climbing Monkey and the Alabama Minstrel Singer. In 1928, the company produced the first Yo-Yo and signed a deal with Sears Roebuck & Co. to carry it.
Despite the Great Depression, the 1930s was a time of rapid growth for Louis Marx & Company. Marx built three new plants in Erie, Pennsylvania, Girard, Pennsylvania, and Glendale, West Virginia. This growth continued until World War II, when the factories were recruited to the war effort and became a supplier for the U.S. Military. After the war, Louis Marx & Company returned to tin toy manufacturing and quickly became the world's largest tin toy manufacturer.
The company grew by leaps and bounds during the "Golden Era" of the 1950s. By 1955 Louis Marx & Company was producing 20% of all the tin toys sold in the U.S. and had factories in ten countries. They produced over 5000 different products including many tinplate toys that had made them famous in the beginning.
During the 1960s the Japanese were flooding the market with mass produced, cheap tin toys. In the 1970s tin started to be replaced with plastic and newer metal alloys. Marx's first plastic toys were disappointing because they lacked durability and they soon switched to polyethylene. In 1972 Louis Marx, now 76, knew it was time to get out and sold the company to Quaker Oats. Under Quaker's corporate culture the company suffered and 3 years later was sold to Dunbee-Combex of England. By 1980 the company filed for bankruptcy and operations were shut down. American Plastic Equipment of Florida acquired the company assets in 1982 and resurrected the Marx name. By 1988, old Marx toys commanded high prices from collectors and demand was triggered to reissue the toys. In 1995 a separate toy company was formed, Marx Toy Corporation, and the tradition of quality tin toys at a value price was reborn.

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