Toy Gun, Buck Rogers, Water Pistol, XZ-44 Liquid Helium, Painted Finish

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This object is on display in the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Toy Gun, Buck Rogers, Water Pistol, XZ-44 Liquid Helium, Painted Finish

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:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Gift of Michael O'Harro Trademarked - Daisy Manufacturing Co.

Materials

Overall, pressed metal, probably copper

Dimensions

3-D: 19.1 x 5.1 x 15.2cm (7 1/2 x 2 x 6 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

Inventory Number

A19970783000