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Liberty Walkup's 1884 Patent

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The third Airbrush! Barely a week before he gets his first patent, Walkup files for another improved model and it's granted on May 6, 1884. This model features two important refinements. It's now "double action" meaning the air and the paint supply are controlled by one trigger; depress the trigger for air, pull it back for paint. This also allows for one hand operation. The "wind-wheel" is put inside the body thus protecting it and giving the airbrush a more streamlined look.

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