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Is this an Antique Airbrush?

Discussion in 'Airbrushes' started by Kent Schlawin, Apr 19, 2019.


  1. Kent Schlawin

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    Hello: Found this item in a box of late 19th century medical instruments. But it looks like a mouth-powered airbrush. The small round top comes off so something can be inserted into the lower chamber.
    Would appreciate any input. Thanks very much. Two photos attached. IMG_0877.JPG IMG_0878.JPG
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    I've not found one exactly like it, but I am pretty sure that is a nebulizer.
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    You're certainly close. Its an atomizer. Similar design to some devilbiss atomizers....recognize the name? yep thats how devilbiss started.
    Probably would have had a rubber bulb and hose attached to the bulbous end.
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    This makes sense since it was with a bunch of other old medical devices. Thanks for the help!
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    Now you just need some castor oil and cocaine to load it up with...... wait... probably no need to get all that authentic.
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    LOL! I work at an outdoor museum here in Iowa, explaining 1875 medicine to visitors -- I'm guessing the cocaine might cause me to not be asked back this season...!
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    Or the museum might get realllly popular :) lol
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    Genius fundraising idea!! :)
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    Who says surgery in the old times wasn’t a lot of fun?
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    That’s cool! What a great find.

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