Artifact Details

Title

Z-Man toy robot

Catalog Number

102766290

Type

Physical Object

Date

c. 1956

Manufacturer

J Zimmerman Co.

Place Manufactured

St. Louis, MO

Dimensions

overall: 9 1/4 in x 5 in x 12 in

Description

The object is a toy rocket car with a helmeted humanoid riding it.
There are two lighted exhaust nozzles with spring ornamentation on the rear, two rocket launchers on either side of the driver, and a rotating mechanism for firing the rockets.
the rockets themselves are missing.
The driver's helmet can be flipped forward to reveal 20 programming switches.
Behind the driver is an on/off switch.
The front wheels are individual powered for both steering and motivation.
When the rear wheels spin, it causes a rotating distributing to sequence the programming switches, and rotate the rocket firing mechanism.

Credit

Gift of David D. Redell

Lot Number

X8144.2017