|The picture shows a view of both sides of this Old Unused Arcade Game Water Balloon Pistol Gun. Also pictured for reference only is both sides of a company post card showing this water gun in use at one of the games. The postcard is for reference only and it is not included with the pistol.|
The gun was manufactured by International Exhibits, Inc. of Asbury Park New Jersey. It is not dated but it is old. What is being sold here is the two outer halves of the gun but there is no interior parts and no hose that connects to the bottom. The gun was cast in aluminum metal and painted black.
The games that these were used for (and still are) are a game where a number of people shoot water at a small target which activates an air valve that fills a balloon with air. The balloons will fill with air and the first one to burst wins the game. The postcard pictures the Duck Balloon Water Game, but many of the games have clown heads such as those on the back of the card. These games were and are found at Boardwalks, Amusement Parks, Carnivals, Fairs, Arcades, and and other different amusement areas.
The side of the gun is marked as follows:
INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITS, INC.
ASBURY PARK, NEW JERSEY
If you have one of these games this is a great replacement gun for a broken or worn one. The arcade gun measures about 9'' long. The two halves are in mint condition as pictured.