MARX AMOS & ANDY TAXI CAB TIN WIND UP TOY CAR & BOX
Original, Antique 1930 Louis Marx Amos & Andy Fresh Air Taxicab Tin Litho Mechanical Windup Toy in the Original Box. This toy was inspired by the famous comedy character team of Amos & Andy played by Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll in the popular 1930 movie "Check & Double Check". This toy is original, in excellent condition and complete including celluloid windshield, horseshoe hood ornament, front bumper, crank, headlights and taxi toll flag. It works great, when wound & the gear shift lever is activated, the car rolls forward for a short distance, stops, then violently shakes Amos, Andy & the dog and then moves forward again to repeat the action. The body of the car is orange with black running boards that appear to be worn and damaged with lithographed scratches, dents etc. The tires are lithographed with patches. Both rear doors read Amos & Andy and Check and Double Check. The hood reads Fresh Air Taxicab Co of America Incorpolated. The back of the car reads Original and Genuine Authorized Fresh Air Taxicab and has the genuine facsimile signatures of Amos n Andy Copyright Correll & Gosden Licenced Applied for Time After Time Made By Louis Marx & Co New York USA. There is a meter that reads Tariff which is attached to the windshield. Measures 8" long. The original box is in excellent condition. It has been professionally rstored which includes being lined from the inside and one end panel is a laser copy. It features colorful illustrations of Amos & Andy and displays very nicely with the toy. This will make a wonderful addition to your collection!
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