Wagon, Toy, "Flash Strato-Wagon"


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 miniature wagon by Wyandotte Toys from the 1930s or 40s has a space, or near-space theme, indicated by the name "Flash," probably borrowed loosely from the name of the popular space hero Flash Gordon, and "Strato-Wagon," probably from the word "stratospheric." In addition, the fins on the back of the toy evoke the "streamline moderne" style of the time.

At only 9 inches long, the toy is far too small to be anything other than a toy to be used with dolls or played with in the manner of a toy truck. This is not a vehicle for riding in by a child.

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

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

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


Credit Line

Gift of Michael O'Harro, Restrictions Unknown


Steel, wood, paint


3-D: 22.9 x 7.6 x 5.1cm (9 x 3 x 2 in.)

Country of Origin

United States of America


MEMORABILIA-Popular Culture

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