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.