This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar room at Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.
Collection Item Summary:
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.
Collection Item Long Description:
National Air and Space Museum
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
Daisy Manufacturing Co.
Gift of Michael O'Harro Trademarked - Daisy Manufacturing Co.
Overall, pressed metal, probably copper
3-D: 19.1 x 5.1 x 15.2cm (7 1/2 x 2 x 6 in.)
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Country of Origin
United States of America