This spud gun or potato Zapper is a toy gun which takes me back to my childhood. The spud gun shoots pellets of potato. It works by pressing the nozzle into the potato which breaks off a pellet of potato which is fired by the compression of air in the gun chamber. We have had hours of fun with this in our family! Slightly non PC of us I know. But you have to love an ambush.
An interesting fact . . . the first spud gun was designed during the Great Depression. Given the scarcity of food during this time the spud gun was not taken up with vigor. During the Great Depression no one would consider wasting a potato for use in a child's toy. The inventor sold the patient for $600 USD. After the war their was a glut of potatoes. Seizing this opportunity, a clever marketing campaign was developed, resulting in sales of 2 million spud guns over a 6 month period!
This potato gun has not deviated from the original design and is constructed from sturdy die cast metal. Packaged product measures 11.5 11.5 x 2.2cm
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