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Eraser - KRYGO 5

KRYGO 5

  • Object:

    Eraser

  • Place of origin:

    United States (manufactured)

  • Date:

    1979 (manufactured)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Diener Industries (manufacturers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Moulded rubber

  • Museum number:

    B.108-2016

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Novelty eraser made from blue rubber moulded to resemble a delta-winged spacecraft.

Place of Origin

United States (manufactured)

Date

1979 (manufactured)

Artist/maker

Diener Industries (manufacturers)

Materials and Techniques

Moulded rubber

Marks and inscriptions

'KRYGO / 5'
Moulded into top of exhaust

'© DIENER IND.'
Moulded into reverse.

Dimensions

Length: 5 cm, Width: 4.4 cm

Object history note

Part of the Edward Castle collection.

Historical context note

Space Raider collectible erasers appeared in 1979, included in Happy Meals at McDonalds restaurants. They were sold on cards from 1981, a spaceship often being paired with an alien.

Descriptive line

Eraser, spacecraft, KRYGO 5; blue rubber, USA, Diener Industries, 1979

Materials

Rubber

Techniques

Moulding

Subjects depicted

Spacecraft

Categories

Stationery

Production Type

Mass produced

Collection

Museum of Childhood

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