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Figure

Figure

  • Place of origin:

    United States (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1970 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Louis Marx & Co Ltd (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Injection-moulded polyethylene

  • Museum number:

    B.58-2016

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Standing figure of a male astronaut made from injection-moulded orange polyethylene. The figure's right hand is raised, wielding a hammer; the left hand supports a piece of apparatus. The figure's costume details reflect a contemporary (in 1970) NASA astronaut.

Place of Origin

United States (manufactured)

Date

1970 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Louis Marx & Co Ltd (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Injection-moulded polyethylene

Marks and inscriptions

'LOUIS MARX & CO. INC. / © MCMLXX / MADE IN U.S.A.'
Moulded into bottom of figure's base.

Dimensions

Height: 5.8 cm

Object history note

Part of the Edward Castle collection.

Descriptive line

Figure, spaceman; orange plastic, Louis Marx & Co, USA, 1970

Materials

Polyethylene

Techniques

Injection-moulding

Subjects depicted

Astronauts

Categories

Dolls & Toys; Plastic

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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