PAASCHE Airbrush – Big Name in Airbrush History

Airbrush history of the 20th century starts with name PAASCHE.

The gunsmith Jens Andreas Paasche emigrated from Norway in 1900. For a while he worked for Thayer and Chandler but then left them and in 1904 started his own airbrush company. Same way as Olaus S. Wold who has left “Thayler and Chandler” too and called his company Wold Airbrush Company“, Paasche gave his company name “Paasche Airbrush Company”. Continue reading PAASCHE Airbrush – Big Name in Airbrush History

Airbrush by Charles Burdick

Another important name in history of Airbrush apart from Liberty Walkup, Thayer and Chandler or Paasche is Charles Burdick.

Charles Burdick came from a family of inventors and pioneers. He worked on various patents and designs throughout his life and is widely attributed with the design of the Airbrush. Following the World Fair he moved to Great Britain where he set up a new airbrush manufacturing company, the Fountain Brush Co., in Clerkenwell Green, London. Continue reading Airbrush by Charles Burdick

1893: The Columbian Exposition in Chicago

The American people were a composite of the world and the Columbus celebration was intended as a truly international event. The fourth centennial of the discovery of the new world was in 1892 and this was the intended date.
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First Airbrush Book, Brochures and Magazines

First Airbrush Book was a complex document full of woodcuts depicting every aspect of its use, giving detailed technique instructions on to how to achieve the best results. One of the books is “LW MFG Co booklet” from 1884. Enjoy reading it! :) Continue reading First Airbrush Book, Brochures and Magazines

Walkup: Airbrush Evolution and Business

Peeler’s design still needed considerable development to make it a viable business proposition. Charles Burdick and Liberty Walkup were willing to invest in the idea and paid $700 dollars for the initial design followed by another $150 for two updated prototypes. What followed next?