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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.

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 MODELS-Science Fiction Manufacturer Lido Toy Co. 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.
Materials Plastic
Adhesive
Inventory Number A19972971000 Credit Line Gift of Michael O'Harro; Copyright, probably Lido Toy Company; Restrictions Unknown Data Source National Air and Space Museum Restrictions & Rights Usage conditions apply
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