Toy, Rocket Launcher with Five Rockets, Captain Video

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Display Status:

This object is not on display at the National Air and Space Museum. It is either on loan or in storage.

Collection Item Summary:

This small rocket launcher toy was marketed as based on the popular "Captain Video and his Video Rangers" television show, which aired via the DuMont television network from 1949-1956. It was the first science fiction adventure show on TV.

Several "Captain Video" toys and comic books were produced during this period. In September 1951, it was announced that the Lido Toy Company, New York City, were manufacturing a range of plastic Captain Video toys. The bases for this rocket-launching toy both have the "Captain Video" logo printed on them.

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

Collection Item Long Description:

Title

Toy, Rocket Launcher with Five Rockets, Captain Video

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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

Manufacturer

Credit Line

Gift of Michael O'Harro; Copyright, probably Lido Toy Company; Restrictions Unknown

Materials

  • Plastic
  • Adhesive

Dimensions

  • Overall: 1/2 x 1 1/2in. (1.3 x 3.8cm)
  • Other: 1/2 x 3 x 1 1/2in. (1.3 x 7.6 x 3.8cm)
  • Other (1.75 IN., ROCKET): 1 3/4in. (4.4cm)
  • 3-D: 0.1lb.

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

MODELS-Science Fiction

Inventory Number

A19972971000