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Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by jgny1, Jan 23, 2014.


  1. jgny1

    jgny1 Mac-Valve Maestro!

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    Here are some very informative links if you are into Airbrush History at all. Hope you enjoy!! :eagerness:

    Airbrush - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    Airbrush history from The Airbrush Museum featuring Paasche External Mix Airbrushes


    vintageairbrushes

    Wold A1 Airbrush
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  2. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Admin

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    Very cool Jeff , I am sure a lot of others will find this interesting. Thanks.
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    markjthomson Very happy! Staff Member Mod

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    Does anyone use the Wold A1 airbrush? They are now made locally (for me) and I'm interested in any feedback on them. I'm considering them as my second brush.

    Thanks, mark
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    airbrushtutor Love Spreading Overseer Admin

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    @markjthomson - I hadn't heard of these before buddy, looks nice, no idea how well it works?
  5. markjthomson

    markjthomson Very happy! Staff Member Mod

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    I've had a two minute spray with one and it seemed OK. I'll go have a look in a couple of weeks with a lot more understanding!!
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    Immortal Concepts Detail Decepticon!

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    I've heard of wold. They were popular in 20s and 30s. They went out of business in the early 80s and came back into production in new Zealand around 2000. Good brush? Probably as most are if you can tune them right. Groundbreaking? Probably not, but may be something you enjoy using. I like being different, and hell it is a peice of airbrush history. It's not as well known as say and Thayer and wren from back in the day. I still have some wren single action airbrushes from my grandfather. Could you imagine using only a single action? Would drive me crazy!

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    Sekta51 Young Tutorling

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    Hey Mark,

    How is Auckland mate....I am down here in the Tron but just started raining so I guess its pretty wet up there for you guys.

    A few years back I picked up a couple of antique wolds on ebay with the intention to fit new parts in them. Problem is I believe the smallest nozzle they make is a 0,5mm about the size of an eclipse BCS which to me seemed a bit large for such a delicate brush. Being made in the 30s the manuf tolerances weren't there like today's airbrushes but the ones I had came with the original fine nozzle and worked Ok from memory. I had the A2N and a side feed A1
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    markjthomson Very happy! Staff Member Mod

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    Hi there, I grew up in the mighty Tron!! Weather up here is usual type - damp but if you don't like it, wait 5 minutes!! Hey interesting to hear about the Wolds. I'm doing a night school n a couple of months with the Lady who owns the company now and am keen to try some out. Yes, 0.5mm struck me as big for detail work but we shall see!! I will probably get an A1 as my second brush. I'm loving the eclipse at the moment. I would love to have a look at them when I'm down that way.
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    Sekta51 Young Tutorling

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    Sorry mate, sold them a few years back to to a guy in Chicago. Appropriate I thought since that's where they were made. I might be able to dig up a photo of them. ...they were pretty sexy looking.
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    markjthomson Very happy! Staff Member Mod

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    Long way to go to see them!! Yes, a photo would be great!
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    Scott594 Young Tutorling

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    I didn't see it in the Museums, but I had at one time a "Badger" branded insect sprayer. It's now long gone, but was ancient back in the '70 when I acquired it. It was loaded with good ole DDT powder (the smell is unique) and I'm guessing it was for spraying plants. Does anybody know if it's the same company? I'd guess this was made in the '40 or '50s, was a piston "Push handle" setup, with the construction being most all plated steel - similar to a tin toy.
    I didn't make he connection back then, I was young and uninformed.... (much as now, but older...)
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    Scott594 Young Tutorling

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    It was similar to these and had a series of black squares on yellow background.

    http://www.wired.com/2014/06/vintage-pesticide-ddt/#slide-7

    I did some checking and there is a company currently selling insect repellent under the name "Badger", but they don'r seem to be "historical", more of a greenie origin.

    Maybe my memory is faulty, or it was simply a long gone defunct company.
    Usually and internet search finds such stuff.
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    spiralcity Young Tutorling

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    That's for the links they were very interesting and informative.
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    frowan Needle-chuck Ninja

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    I see dead pleople... Lol
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    spiralcity Young Tutorling

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    Yea, an old thread, but I am new here and just looked at the links. The links are still relevant.
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  16. Madbrush

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    LOL, a lot of cool infomation gets hidden from newbies who might find it useful so it's always handy when older threads get revived, plus it's good to see that folks actually take the time to go looking for stuff.

    Almost every question being asked now has been asked before so the answers to just about everything are already here, although most of us still get a kick out of helping others :thumbsup:
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    Barquester Elite Member! Elite Member!

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    Thanks for all the links to airbrush history. I'm sure we all need to know this stuff.

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