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Abner Peeler's 1882 Patent

(Click on the picture below to see the full size patent drawing. I've cleaned them up and converted them to the .GIF format. WARNING, they are 80kb+ files and are a slow download but worth it. Opens in a new window!)

Abner Peeler's 1882 airbrush patent that became the Walkup air brush.

The first Airbrush! From the heading in the second photo, note that the assignees(owners) of the patent are Liberty & Charles Walkup. As you can see, its not much more than some wood, tubing, a screw driver, and a spoon. It was filed on October 1, 1881 and granted on April 25, 1882.

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If anyone would like copies of any of the patents on the site, e-mail me and I'll gladly send them to you. The files are small in kb size (346kb for the 5 pages of the Peeler patent) but they are physically large (290" x 426") and they are in .TIF format. That means you'll need a viewer that can open .TIF's and resize them. No problem, Irfan View to the rescue. Click on one of the buttons below to go and download it. Its free (although he'd appreciate a postcard) and is the best viewer around. It also plays audio!