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Strauss Toys

by Richard Mueller

Ferdinand Strauss
East Rutherford, New Jersey
1900 - 1940


Ferdinand Strauss was a manufacturer of early mechanical toys. When it was in financial trouble, Louis Marx purchased in 1922 along with toy dies. Louis Marx started his career working at Ferdinand Strauss at the age of 14.

Ham & Sam - The Minstrel Team #95
1924
6.5"L x 6.5"H x 5"W

Trackless Trolley #45
c. 1920
$160 - $200

1918 Advertisement
Bear and Monkey See-Saw: $450 - $600