Ferdinand Strauss Co. was founded in New York City. Strauss specialized in importing tin mechanical toys and produced toys from 1914 to 1927.
Strauss hired Louis Marx, whom later founded the Marx toy company.
Strauss produced (wind-up) toys for the Abraham & Strauss Department Stores and was a pioneer in the friction tin toy industry.
What's your 'Strauss' worth? Here are some recently sold items (USA):
|Ferdinand Big Show Circus Tin Windup Car||06/2019||$649.95|
|20's Us Made Big Show Circus Wagon Tin||04/2019||$750.00|
|1921 Ham Sam The Minstrel Team Tin Band||04/2019||$500.00|
|1920's Tin Wind Up Big Show Circus Truck||06/2019||$495.00|
|Tin Litho Tip Top Dump Truck Wind Up Toy||06/2019||$400.00|
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