Monday, October 14, 2013
Major Jet's Magic Paint Set: Everything you need to color exciting pictures of Major Jet's experimental rockets (1952)
In the early 1950s a breakfast cereal called "Sugar Jets" featured premiums around Major Jet. I had posted about a 1954 premium here:
The title of this one: "Major Jet's Magic Paint Set: Everything you need to color exciting pictures of Major Jet's experimental rockets (1952)" is almost longer than the actual 4 page item.
It consisted of the cover, 3 pages you could "color", and a sheet of water color paints that you could use a wet brush on.
The rocket designs are not that innovative but the illustrations show rockets (orbiting?) above the earth's surface along with the caption promising that rockets would be flying to the moon in 20 years
This caption also points out that "...by the time you are grown-up rockets will be as common as our airliners of today. Perhaps you will even hop a rocket to Mars or Venus"
P.S. Are those kids in the cockpit?