Girard Joy Line Flyer O Gauge Lithograph Wind Up Cast Iron Locomotive with #357 Tin Coach Train Cars and Box. We have for you a pre-Marx, Girard Model Works, Inc.
Joy Line Flyer O gauge lithograph windup cast iron locomotive with #357 tin coach train cars with original box. The locomotive is cast iron; it comes with its original key. It winds up and the clockwork mechanism works and the wheels turn as they should. The train cars are made of tin and are marked 357 on the sides. The paint and lithographs are strong on the locomotive and train cars with the usual scrapes, scratches and dings that are to be expected with age and play.The couplers are all still there and functioning. All together the train is over 24 long. It does come with its box but it is in rough shape. This can be professionally restored or displayed as is.
It does not come with any train tracks. Our example of this train set. In excellent all original condition with no breaks, restorations, repairs, or touch ups. These pieces show the usual patina, fading, dust, chips, scuffs, surface rust, scratches, and wear that are to be expected from age and play. We invite you to look at the provided photos to get a better idea of quality and condition.
A brief history of Girard Model Works, Inc. Specialty: In the late 1920s, Girard made Louis Marx a commission agent and for several years produced toys under the Marx label, along with its own line of steel autos, trucks, and trains, which were produced at Girard Motor Works. Marx and Girard toys are for all intents indistinguishable (a few of the Girard toys bore the slogan Making Childhood`s Hour Happier).Girard declared bankruptcy in 1934, although toy production continued until 1975. Quaker Oats had bought out Marx`s interest in Girard when they bought Marx`s American and English toy division 1972. Pictures included are of actual item(s) for sale colors may differ slightly in person due to lighting, cameras, or monitor settings. See the above section on combining items to see how to arrange to have an invoice sent to you. We sell and collect rare and unusual items that often cannot be replaced.
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We do our best to show and describe any type of damage that might [in our opinion] have an effect on value. This gives us an opportunity to work with you to come to a FAST resolution of your concerns. We have a store in Nokomis, FL (Sarasota) in addition to our online presence. We are always learning and sharing knowledge about the vintage and antique toy hobby. The item "Girard Joyline Flyer Litho Windup Cast Iron Locomotive #357 Coach Train Cars Box" is in sale since Thursday, August 6, 2020.
This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Model Railroads & Trains\O Scale\Locomotives". The seller is "antiquetoys-online" and is located in Nokomis, Florida. This item can be shipped worldwide.