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AIRBRUSH PATENTS

     We have collected over 400 patents relatinging to airbrushes.  The full list of patents are assembled in numerical/chronological order with links to all the files. Toe see a file, click on it's name and it will open up. To get back to the list, use your browsers back button. These are raw .tif files as you would get them from the Patent Office. You may need a plug-in for your browser; a free link is provided. You can access any of them from the The Complete  Airbrush Museum Patents Collection page

The following pages highlight some of the more important and unique patents. 

The Complete  Airbrush Museum Patents Collection

F.E. Stanleys 1876 Airbrush Patent   - The first airbrush.
Abner Peelers 1882 Patent  - The first airbrush to use a needle

Liberty Walkup's 1883 Patent - Peeler and Walkup improve the original.

Walkup's 1884 Patent - Two important features  improve the design.

Walkup's 1885 Patent - Two more  features further improve the design.

Whipple's 1880 Patents - Walkup & Peeler weren't the only ones making airbrushes.

Charles Burdick's 1890 Patent - An odd & impractical design.
Burdick's 1892 Patent - The first internal mix airbrush.
Olaus Wold's 1896 Patent
Wold's 1897 Patent
Wold's 1900 Patent
Wold's 1904 Patent
Paasche's 1905 Patent - The first patent for the famous Paasche AB "Turbo."
Walkup's 1906 Patent
Paasche's 1907 Patent -  The Odd Handled AB "Turbo"
Paasches 1908 Patent - Paasche's first single action airbrush.
Olaus "O.C." Wold's 1909 Patent
Olaus "O.C." Wold's 1912 Patent
Olaus "O.C." Wold's 1917 Patent - Wolds press only double action airbrush
Donald Bass' 1978 Patent - A unique single action model from the late 1970's 
The Complete Airbrush Patent Collection - The full list of patents  collected & assembled in numerical/chronological order with links to all the files. Toe see a file, click on it's name and it will open up. To get back to the list, use your browsers back button. These are raw files as you would get them from the Patent Office. These are .tif files so to view them you will need a plug-in for your browser. These files are at the bottom of the page.

Airbrush History...

An Airbrush History Timeline. - Important dates in the history of the airbrush.

The Inventors - Abner Peeler & Liberty Walkup, the inventor and the promoter. They're relationship brought about the first airbrush and it's success.

The Inside Story - Mr. Burdick, meet Mr. Bernoulli. The "internal mix" airbrush is born.

The Chicago Gang - An Englishman and three Norwegians redefine the airbrush.

Part 1 - Thayer & Chandler make Chicago the airbrush capital of the world.

Part 2 - Olaus "O. C." Wold starts out on his own.

Part 3 - Jens Paasche opens the Paasche Airbrush Co. in Chicago and becomes the most recognizable name in airbrush history.

NEW!  Airbrush Literature  - Excerpts from various ads and old catalogs
NEW!  Rainbow Spray - The quest for an airbrush that will spray the rainbow!
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