Made by the Playcraft Co. of Skokie, Illinois, the Atom-matic was produced around 1949. A remarkable design, the gun looks, in ways, much like some of the modern sculpture that emerged about this time. For example, like the sculpture of Alexander Calder, it features (in its rectangular grip and circular flutes at the end of the barrel) geometric shapes which, connected only by an almost invisible and minimalist barrel, seem to float in space.In addition,the gun may have been one of the first toy space guns to be fabricated of aluminum and plastic. Length 7 inches.