Country of Origin: United States of America
3-D Test: 19.1 x 5.1 x 15.2cm (7 1/2 x 2 x 6 in.)
Overall, pressed metal, probably copper
This is a Buck Rogers XZ-44 Liquid Helium Toy Water Pistol manufactured by Daisy Manufacturing Co. in 1936. Inside the toy's metal body, where the red and yellow lightning bolts meet, a leather sack held the water for this water gun. The gun was also issued in a solid copper-colored finish, which has become the more rare of the two versions.
Michael O'Harro gave this toy to the National Collection in 1997.
Gift of Michael O'Harro
Trademarked - Daisy Manufacturing Co.