Sunday, October 25, 2015

I am seeing red two ...

Flash Gordon Air Ray Gun, Budson, USA, 1948
Another big red gun, this time all metal and looking like a retro hairdryer... and to a point. The Budson Air Ray gun, when working (most of these are not - the rubber membrane inside did not survive well the ages and crumbled in pieces...) was known to blast a jet of air to whatever you were pointing at.

Very cool to scare the cat or to blast some plastic soldiers out of the way... and as it said on the box: "AS HARMLESS AS THE AIR YOU BREATHE !"

Flash Gordon decall on front barrel

With the cocking mechanism open. 

1952 patent for the toy - first filed in 1946 (picture credits : Alphadrome

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