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.