This is an 1890s Thayer and Chandler airbrush
This airbrush design has patented on May 3 1892 on body but is the 1896 design. This was the first modern airbrush
                  This is a double action internal mix
The original  airbrushes were called  fountain airbrushes as the ink was keep in the handle ,as in a fountain pen.This airbrush keeps the ink in the same chamber as the trigger
         This is a 1930s or 40s Wold model U Airbrush .
                            Patented in 1919
The airbrush is a double action, but you pushed DOWN on the trigger to control both air and paint flow. First you get air then paint, but it was impractical as it was just to difficult to control.Trigger button is missing on this brush
This is a Bass single action airbrush made in the late 70s and early 80s
American airbrushes are made in or around Chicago, Ill .So this airbrush is also unusual because it was made in Canoga Park Calf. It is also one of the most comfortable airbrushes I have seen.The body is made of nylon
Thayer and Chandler model A airbrush
The Badger 100 is a near clone of this double action airbrush.
 Company is now owned by Badger
              DeVilbiss Aerograph Sprite Major
                This airbrush is from England
There is no rocker( back lever ) and the needle is attached to the needle guide which is then attached to a screw in section in between the handle and airbrush body. Has a turnable collar that pushes the trigger back making the airbrush a fixed double action
             1920S Paasche M
This is the Forerunner of the Paasche V
Has a screw in nozzle and floating rocker
The collar turns moving the trigger back
Side feed is on an angle similar to a bottom feed VL

1920s Paasche H single action external mix

1960S Paasche H single action external mix
Has serial number 1000
View with side cup in place. siphon tube is angled  same as VL but on side insted of bottom
Mac Tool Airbrush made by Badger (Late1960s)
Wold spray gun  1930s
Wold Model A2 double action 1940s
Wold A2 in its holder
Close up of airbrush holder
1960s Paasche VL This brush was used in  an art school and interior parts are not plated
Binks Raven double action airbrush in its cedar box
Close up of Raven side cup. Bottom screws off for cleaning.
Common with the older airbrush cups to have a removable part for cleaning paint cup.A few still use cups like this
Wold A1 double action 1920s
Great balance,one of my favorite vintage airbrushes
Thayer and Chandler single action 
siphon feed model E 1920s?
Wold model J single action 1920s
This airbrush is smaller than the K M
Case has a sticker from the Ideal Airbrush Co. NYC
Here is a  working 1920s Wold model U
You push down on the first lever for air,when it touches the second lever you then get paint.Control is almost impossible
.Wold model U in its case
SO YOU THOUGHT THE AIRBRUSH          WAS A RECENT INVENTION
 1879 ABNER PEELER INVENTS THE PAINT DISTRIBUTER
 1883 LIBERTY WALKUP FORMS THE ROCKFORD MANUFACTURING CO. TO PRODUCE A REFINED VERSION OF PEELERS INVENTION  THE FIRST USE OF THE WORD AIRBRUSH ,IT'S NOW  CALLED  THE WALKUP AIRBRUSH
 1890 CHARLES BURDICK RECIEVES THE PATENT ON HIS FIRST DOUBLE ACTION AIRBRUSH AIRBRUSH
 1892 BURDICK RECIEVES THE  PATENT ON HIS INTERNAL MIX AIRBRUSH 
 1892 THAYER AND CHANDLER START PRODUCING BURDICKS AIRBRUSH 
 1893 BURDICK MOVES TO ENGLAND AND STARTS HIS OWN AIRBRUSH COMPANY WHICH BECOMES THE AEROGRAPH CO.
 1895 O.C. WOLD'S PATENT FOR A REFINED AIRBRUSH FOR THAYER AND CHANDLER IS GRANTED AND THE ANCESTOR OF THE MODEN AIRBRUSH IS ON ITS WAY
 1899 WOLD LEAVES THAYER AND CHANDLER AND STARTS HIS OWN AIRBRUSH CO.
 1904 J.A.PAASCHE WHO WORKED FOR  BOTH THAYER AND CHANDLER AND  WOLD, LEAVES TO START HIS  AIRBRUSH CO.
 1964 BADGER AIRBRUSH IS FORMED
1998 THAYER AND CHANDLER SHUT THEIR DOORS
 2000 BADGER AQUIRES THAYER AND CHANDLER
THE TURBO AIRBRUSH IS THE MODERN VERSION OF THE WALKUP AIRBRUSH
Late 1960s Badger 150.
Thayer & Chandler model C
This airbrush has the thickest mid-section I have ever seen
        Embossed label
They just don't do things like this anymore
Early 1900s Wold Master 
Wold Single action Wold model KM
Although not a vintage airbrush this Olympos is somewhat rare.It uses a gun like trigger and is double action.You pull back slightly for air and then as you pull back further you get paint flow just as on a regular double action.
Olympos HP-102C 
Large 15cc color cup screws into right side of airbrush body
Unknown make airbrush,appears to be a copy of a Thayer and Chandler Model A from the 20s .All parts are larger than in a T&C
Has an unusual side cup as the tube is bent placing the cup forward
                                                           1940s Paasche turbo ABL
This is the left handed version of the  Paasche AB turbo external mix double action airbrush
Wold case is from the 
Ideal Airbrush Co. NYC, NY
Ideal made their own airbrush for a short while
Has interesting screw on bottles.
Thayer and Chandler single action 

Here is an old Art Deco DUPLI-COLOR touch up spray gun.
There is a little dude holding a paint brush on the glass jar.
Wold Master M bottom feed with option of side feed
Wold Master M side view
1940s Paasche V in case and with side cup
Vintage Airbrushes from my Collection
 1980 WOLD GOES OUT OF BUSINESS
Here you see the small screw that holds the bridge  the trigger travels though

Below 
You are looking down on the bridge
Here it is apart but with  the needle holding the trigger in place
Here you can see the screw in nozzle
This was the first airbrush with a screw in nozzle
Holder is mounted on a piece of wood just for display
1940s Turbo in case
Left handed Turbo & regular Turbo
1960s and 1980S Turbo's
2004 Thayer and Chandler Vega
1900s Thayer and Chandler
1960 Thayer and Chandler 
Here is the progression of Thayer and Chandler though a hundred years
The handle is the same size as the currant airbrush but has different threads
Double action Xacto airbrush
Handle has to be screwed back for full 
trigger action. This airbrush is sold in the UK as a Humbrol.No matter what its called it's really a terrible airbrush
 1893  THAYER AND CHANDLER INTRODUCE THEIR AIRBRUSH AT THE COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION (WORLDS FAIR) AND WIN AN AWARD
HERE ARE A FEW VINTAGE AIRBRUSHES FROM MY COLLECTION
COMMEMORATIVE HALF DOLLAR FROM 1893 COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION , 
                                            BOTH SIDES SHOWN
     Late 1990S Badger 200sg single action
Late1990s Badger 100sg double action
1970s Badger 350  single action external mix with side cup

Unknown make of hobby type single action external mix airbrush from the 70s
Has a chrome plated pot metal body
1930s Paasche external mix spray gun Type UB
Gun has a rod from trigger to the nozzle.The rod pushes the nozzle forward to change spray pattern
1930s Paasche spray gun
Pat. Date 7-25-18
Serial # Number N1528 B
Side cup in place
1960s Wold A1 This airbrush was a gift from my friend Don Getz who used it in commercial art during the 60s
This airbrush has a two piece air cap that can be removed for fine detail work,just like a present day Iwata
 1999 WOLD AIRBRUSH PRODUCTION BEGINS IN NEW ZEALAND
THANKS TO ANDY PENALUNA & BOB MERLIN FOR AIRBRUSH INFORMATION AND TIMELINE
Binks Wren A Single action
It sometimes seems that most old timer airbrush artists either started with a Binks Wren or a Paasche H
Here is the Wold airbrush setting on its velvet covered case
Protective cap is a plastic that matches the handle
Wold A1 with the "new" head design
Head was redesigned again in the 40s
1920s Thayer and Chandler Model A Fountain airbrush
The name Fountain airbrush was still used though the 20s
1900s Wold double action external mix airbrush.This airbrush has its needle exposed on the front  top. It's listed as a model M in the wold catalog but has an H on its body
It also can  be used as a bottom feed or side feed same as the Master M
Marvel Jr This single action airbrush has an attachment to use a tire inter tube for air
   Wold A2N 
This can also be used as a side feed or bottom feed.Has a soft pouch to carry both the airbrush and paint containers.Has a plug for the unused 
opening
Burdick invented the internal mix double action airbrush in 1892, sold the U.S. rights to Thayer and Chandler. Started the Fountain Brush Co in England in 1883 but soon changed the name to the Aerograph co.This airbrush still has his name on the handle and is from the  late 1800s  it uses a push on hose instead of a screw on.Name was changed to  the Aerograph Co in 1900

Top of the line aerograph series 63 probably 1930s
Company was sold to DeVilbiss in 1900  then to Bell Creative in the mid 1990s then Artcoe in Manchester, UK and now  restorationsupplies in Chorley, UK
1920s Paasche H with a 1920s F below it.
The F is so small it looks like a toy
Cesco Color Dabber from the late 40s.
Its a color dabber, guess that says it all
This airbrush is from Czechoslovakia.
Its double action internal mix 
Has
5RBa5TYs
PRAHA
Written on it .Components are completely unlike any other airbrush I've seen.
Needle shown on bottom left
 
This brush  looks like an antique
but was still being made  in 1995
under the name Woessner model FOTO
Came with various nozzles from .2mm up
color jar capacity 1.5cc

I believe this brush to be old as cases like this haven't been made for decades
1980s Thayer and Chandler 
Model A & last of the series
Binks Chameleon Airbrush Color Changer
This is the ancestor of the Spectrum 2000
Here is the Binks Raven airbrush attached to the color selector
Paints are stored in this canister
Top of canister with airbrush lines attached
Looking into canister showing 7 of  the 9 paint bottles
 This airbrush is still marked with Burdicks name and is from the early 1920s
1920s Thayer and Chandler
1980s Thayer and Chandler
This airbrush is the same as the one above but is marked Aerograph
1985 Vega. You can tell it from the later Badger built Vegas by  Thayer & Chandler's traditional hole in the body

Early 60s Badger  single action 200 Glass siphon bottle  screws on to airbrush
1930s  Paasche MS forerunner of the V
Smaller head than modern Paasches
has cone tip and attached rocker.
Collar turns moving trigger back
Angled side feed
IHS airbrush
You have the usual down and back with the trigger but you also have another control at the nozzle.Works smiler to a MAC valve and goes from a thin line to a 4 inch wide pattern.Paint of course is kept in the unusual placed cup on top .
As it has a push on hose its probably from the early 1900s
 Mid 60s Badger double action 150. Glass siphon bottle  screws on to airbrush
.The T slot for the back lever started in 1997
This is also a DeVilbiss airbrush, BUT was made in Toledo, Ohio.   It has no interchangeable parts with its U.K. cousin, even uses a different hose,a Badger hose.Can be used as a left or right  handed AB by turning a collar in front of the trigger. Trigger acts as its own back lever. Paint cup has a screen  in the bottom.Vary rare as DeVilbuss has no records of this airbrush
This airbrush was a gift from our friends Larry and Anna Marie McCarty
                                                            Conograph airbrush
Made in England. Paint is held in extending body of the airbrush. Rights sold to Rotech of Germany
Is no longer made
1990s DEVILBUSS SELLS AEROGRAPH TO BELL CREATIVE
2007 IN MARCH DEVILBUSS U.S.A. INTRODUCES THE DAGER AIRBRUSH
THIS IS THE AIRBRUSH THAT STARTED IT ALL.
THE FRIST MODERN AIRBRUSH. IT WAS DESIGHED BY O.C. WOLD WHILE WORKING FOR THAYER AND CHANDLER
Aerograph AEA
This airbrush has a screw type fitting on the  air valve that controls air volume same as a mac valve
This airbrush is marked Chas. L Burdick
Late 1800S or  Early 1900s  Screw on hose didn't arrive until around 1918
Paasche MS further development of the M series, has different nozzle head. Same interier parts as M
1920s T & C  MODEL  A                                 
The wheel moves the needle backwards similar to the front placed wheel on a Paasche VL
MONTGOMERY
& WARD   AIRBRUSH IDENTICAL TO HOLBEIN Y-2 Dash
Odd T&C,says Model A on it
but it doesn't have the screw stop.but instead a wheel at the back .
Gravity feed sprite
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1960s T&C Elite gravity feed airbrush on its cedar box
1947 Paasche MLS direct ancestor of the VL
has cone tip but head is different.Last use of the moving collor
Wold single action airbrushes used the same inside parts as the double action,they just didn't have the down and back trigger
Next page more airbrush history
Wold BBF airbrush.A wind wheel type airbrush Paasche worked for Wold before staring his own company.The Paasche influence is apparent  with the  similarity of the BBF to the Paasche AB Turbo
 This airbrush is from the estate of Walter Lantz. Lantz was the originator of the Woody Woodpecker cartoons.It's great to hold something that was used by such a talented man.It's an old Thayer and Chandler model A,nothing rare just a nice old airbrush but the case is signed by Lantz
Russian airbrush. The name on back is in crlyic and translates to Vitebsk
Vintage Grafo airbrush from Germany has a unique twist on/off bottle
Some what rare T&C left hand Model A
Another Wold model A but with a green handle.
It was a gift because I like green
Reply from Paasche:

 What you have is the original “H” series airbrush private labeled for an exclusive French Distributor. I no longer have printed information on the Airbrush, it was discarded 10 years ago when we moved to our “New” factory. There are still so many of these Airbrushes on the market out there the Airbrush itself has no commercial value.