c.1939 Marx Copper Tractor & Trailer Set in Original Box

c.1939 Marx Copper Tractor & Trailer Set in Original Box

From the famed Donald Kaufman collection (founder KB Toys) comes this superb 5pc. clockwork steel litho Tractor and Trailer Set with copper finish complete with its original box. Acquired from Bertoia Auctions as Lot 5121, however I've misplaced the original auction hang tag. 

Set is comprised of a wind-up clockwork steel litho tractor, all metal, with brilliant copper finish. The key is attached and it has a stop/start lever near the driver. It has both of its narrow style original black rubber treads. The tractor is unmarked (i.e., no manufacturer name). Also includes a polished steel V-shaped plow. This implement is especially difficult to locate in high grade.

Again, this piece is unmarked. Driver is early style tin litho wearing blue work shirt, red trousers, knee-high boots, and straw hat. Trailer is two-piece with removable front axle. This is the only piece which is stamped Marx. It's silver painted pressed steel with black wooden wheels and red metal hubs. 

When I purchased the set the clockwork motor was not working. This explains the incredible unused condition of the toy. I've since had it repaired and it works great. It was also missing the original driver. I've found and included the correct driver for this toy.

The two piece box has printed green text without any illustrations. It includes the manufacturer name, address, and toy name.

Size: Tractor with plow 12". Trailer 8". 

Sold: Oct. 2011

Price Sold: $ 280


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