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This silver plastic Captain Video "supersonic space ship" made by the Lido toy company was designed to be used in association with the Superior Space Port (also known as the Captain Video Space Port). The metal space-theme fort with its associated plastic vehicles and space men (and aliens) was merchandise for "Captain Video and His Video Rangers," a weekly television show that aired on the DuMont network from 1949-1956. "Captain Video" was considered the U.S.'s and world's first television show with a space flight theme. Lido's plastic toys were also sold separately in boxes decorated with images of Captain Video.

Collector Michael O'Harro donated this toy to the Museum in 1993.

Display Status This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.
Object Details
Country of Origin United States of America Type MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture Manufacturer Lido Toy Co. Dimensions 3-D: 8.3 x 2.5 x 5.1cm (3 1/4 x 1 x 2 in.)
Materials Overall, plastic
Inventory Number A19970873000 Credit Line Gift of Michael O'Harro Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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