There are few toy ray guns that are more interesting, sought after, or illusive than the Spinray Blast Pistol. Made by Brewer and Armstrong of Kalamazoo, Michigan, probably in the late 1940s, this cast aluminum toy gun features nine vertical fins on the front of the barrel which is tipped with a whimsical red propeller that spins each time the trigger pulled. Since it was discovered by ray gun collectors about ten to fifteen years ago, only a handful of the guns have ever been found, and most of these are missing their propeller. So little is known about the Spinray that the name of its maker was only discovered a few years ago, engraved on the inside of the gun's casing.
The Spinray works through the use of a lever, flywheel and spring mechanism. A string, attached at one end to the trigger and at the other to a spring anchored in the bottom of the gun's handle, causes a flywheel to rotate when the trigger is pulled. In turn, the flywheel rotates a small gear which is attached to the end of a long rod connected to the propeller.
My toy does show some use but is not bad at all. The propeller is originally red and now just shows small remnants of Red Paint. Please see photos of this outstanding piece. I priced this fairly for what it is.I clean out estates and find a ton of stuff. Please check my other listings to see all kinds of wonderful items I have found. The item "1950s Vintage Spinray Blast Pistol Scarce Toy Space Ray Gun w Propeller EX Shape" is in sale since Monday, July 19, 2021.
This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Robots, Monsters & Space Toys\Space Toys\Pre-1970". The seller is "thewisconsinpicker" and is located in Saint Albans, West Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.