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Toy gun

Toy gun

  • Place of origin:

    Hong Kong (manufactured)

  • Date:

    ca. 1960 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Injection moulded plastic (probably polystyrene), steel

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Major Charles Kirke.

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Toy gun, grey plastic with pink plastic trigger, launch wings and medallion, and a metal spring inside the barrel. The gun is primed by pushing back the spring wiht the launch wings. It is fired by pulling the trigger. No planes remain, but they were plastic with cardboard wings. The planes were placed on top of the barrel.

Place of Origin

Hong Kong (manufactured)


ca. 1960 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Injection moulded plastic (probably polystyrene), steel


Length: 21 cm

Object history note

Given by Charles Kirke in 1983 [83/1156]. Charles Kirke was born January 26, 1949. His mother worked in the toy department of Marshall & Snelgrove, many of the toys which he donated to us were given to him as Christmas presents between 1954 and 1962.

Descriptive line

aeroplane launcher; Plastic, Hong Kong, ca. 1960


Polystyrene; Steel


Injection moulding


Firearms; Children & Childhood; Toys & Games

Production Type

Mass produced


Museum of Childhood

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