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1890's Charles Burdick Model F Airbrush

      .An 1890's Charles Burdick airbrush.

This airbrush was purchased from England. It was bought as being from the 1930's but judging by the bulb type hose connection I would say that it is from 1890's. The ad on the left is from an early Aerograph catalog (courtesy of Mel and John Carnahan, of England - ). It was used for spraying ceramic glaze. The large cup is removable and by closing the valve, a full color cup could be removed and replaced by another.  It is stamped "CHARLES BURDICK PATENT"  on one side of the air passageway that connects the two sections of the body and also on the handle. On the opposite side of the air passageway/connector is the four digit serial number. The front section of the body that has the paint cup and the nozzle can be swiveled left or right. I don't know if this is by design or if the nut on the bottom is simply loose. I can't see any possible reason that you would need the nozzle to swivel and the two piece needle would have to have a large bulky linkage. The linkage, whatever type, is missing. Most of the nickel plating is worn away except for a small patch on the rear side of the handle. it's about an inch (25mm) longer than a Paasche VL. The body diameter is virtually the same as a Paasche VL. Unfortunately someone went and polished it up all nice and shiny; something this old should have it's natural patina. It's only original once!

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