Monday, May 7, 2012

Futuristic Swallow Plane

(Swallow) plane, ?, USA, 1930's

You don't need a spaceship to travel in style and with speed. In the 30'ies, a propellor and the most streamlined set of wings available would do the trick.

This airplane is a mixture of Buck Rogers meets Flash Gordon meets Howard Hughes. No markings - maybe someone can help me identify the maker of this toy... It seems pre-war (cracklin of the natural rubber of the tires) and I'm quite sure of American origin. Hubley ? Tootsietoy ? The design is superb. 

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