Hi RK, I just got this Aerograph Sprite, well, I'm actually still waiting for it to arrive. It looked so nice on the photos, and it will fit well with the other Aerograph I have. I have the Model E, which is my favorite, and another one with no cup. I hope your airbrushes are working better now.I made a bit of progress with this, No pictures of my practice needles, I have ordered a badger needle but I have been practicing my needle grinding on piano wire. I have made up a guide with a few angles on, from the pictures (DaveG) posted it looks to be a 10⁰ point, the heavy looks to have a 45⁰ secondary but I have a few angles ground up on a guide to try.
I also snapped up a good pair of sprite majors! I have had no luck finding them before. One dirty with a fine set up, missing a needle and a complete but dirty heavy set up. I have given them a bit of time cleaning but they still need more.
Interesting the brass internals are slightly different. One has the circlip, the other it is part of the brass.
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Wow, thank you for sharing this bit of history Ismael! -LisaHello,
Don't know if you are aware, but Aerograph has a direct DNA lineage with the invention of the airbrush.
In the late 19th century, Charles Burdick patented what we know today as the internal mix airbrush. Thayer and Chandler licensed it for the US. Burdick moved to London where he founded the Fountain Brush Company, which eventually changed the name at the turn of the 20th Century to "Aerograph Company", the name he adopted for his airbrush. Decades later the company was acquired by Devilbiss and eventually sold. I think Everything Airbrush in the UK currently owns part of it or something.