Toy, Spaceship

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    Toy, Spaceship

    Teardrop-shaped fuselage with two small horizontal fins; one long dorsal fin, two vertical fins at rear; one landing skid at rear; overall silver with red nose and fins; hollow-cast; Buck Rogers style.

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    Toy, Spaceship

    Teardrop-shaped fuselage with two small horizontal fins; one long dorsal fin, two vertical fins at rear; one landing skid at rear; overall silver with red nose and fins; hollow-cast; Buck Rogers style.

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    Toy Spaceship

    Toy Spaceship, 1930s-1940s

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    Toy Spaceship

    Toy Spaceship, 1930s-1940s

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This cast alloy toy spaceship dates from the 1930s or '40s. Its design evokes the "streamline moderne" style of the day, which was also incorporated into fictional spaceship designs in comic strip space adventures such as Buck Rogers or Flash Gordon.

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