Holiday Small Works Show
Saturday, December 3, 2011
9" x 12"
oil on panel
The chalk lines show the sparks that would be coming
out of this wonderful toy gun. You pull the trigger and
have the surprise of whistling whirling sounds.
Sparks jump and spring, out and about.
This is a late 1950's friction spark Space Ray Gun
made in Japan. In my internet searching,
I have also come across simular designs made
in China in the early 1970's.
Here is a little video of this toy in action:
208 King Street, Alexandria, VA