I found this set boxed but missing the engine. I added the electric engine but was not sure if it was correct. As the years passed I saw other sets which were electric and then the obvious dawned on me. The box was corrugated. A corrugated box would indicate an electric set. Clockwork sets were marketed in pasteboard boxes. I looked at the box top and sure enough, there it was printed right on top, "Streamlined Electrical Train set". If you ask my wife she'll tell you that sometimes I am not very bright!
Marx marketed the copper Mercury sets in 1940 with the name "Copper Queen".