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Toy pistol is made of tin with lithograph embellishments. Sparks are created when trigger is pulled. Hero in Japan made it between 1955 and 1970. Japan made many toy ray guns for the American market. The U.S. "Space Race" to explore the solar system in the late 1950's to early 1970's generated huge public interest and a large market for space related products.
Date: between 1955 and 1970
Item Number: 221956
KSHS Identifier: 1978.75.285
Collections - Museum
Date - 1950s
Date - 1960s
Home and Family - Daily life - Leisure - Play - Toys
Objects and Artifacts - Recreational Artifacts - Toy - Pistol
Places - International - Japan
Type of Material - Objects and Artifacts