Looking for a particular type of pump sprayer

My brother is looking for a pump sprayer identical or at least close to,
one our Dad has had for years. I'm sure Dad still has it, somewhere,
probably buried deep in the basement where it won't see the light of day
until the estate sale... So we don't have a mfg. name to work with.
This thing looked like a cross between a large oil can, and a pump spray
gun. Large reservoir below the handle, die cast pistol grip with the
pump in front. Output was adjustable between a mist and a stream. It was
filled by unscrewing the pump mechanism much like a typical oil can.
My brother's no slouch with Google, but all he comes up with are the
type that are filled with liquid and pressurized through a Schrader
valve. There's several variants of this type, but they are -not- what he
wants.
Does anyone recognize the sprayer I'm describing? If so, do you know
if/where they might be purchased today? Ordering from overseas is not
out of the question. Or, do ya have one laying around you might want to
part with?
Thanks,
Jon
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Jon Anderson
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Don Foreman
Don,
Thanks for taking the time to do some looking. But we're looking for the old school all metal sprayer. If we find them new, I'll probably buy one too. My brother wants one to spray mineral spirits for removing cosmoline, I'm not sure the plastic ones will hold up. And there's a touch of nostalgia for me, I used Dad's sprayer at our motorcycle shop in the 70's. I uncrated many bikes and had the honor (hah!) of wiping the cosmoline off. It was a very high quality item, meant to last a couple lifetimes. The sort of quality item that just might not be made anymore, but we're hoping, still is.
Jon
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Jon Anderson
Good luck in your quest.
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Don Foreman
I think you're looking for a Flit gun.
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haven't seen one for years but gardening centers would probably be your best bet. Ask on rec.aviation.homebuilt they were talking about them earlier in the month. Karl
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kfvorwerk
Jon, post back if you find one. That's a useful looking design.
Pete Keillor
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Pete Keillor
Is this it? McMaster Carr page 1682.
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RogerN
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RogerN
It won't match your "old time" look, but Harbor Freight carries a nice all metal refillable spray bottle that comes with a variety of interchangeable spray nozzles. It's often on sale for about $5 or so. I have one I keep filled with Kroil.
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Pete C.
Thanks Roger! That's not it exactly, but might well be as close as we can get. And it's priced only a bit more than I thought one would cost in today's dollars.
Jon
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Jon Anderson
I kinda like the ones from the bottom of Page 1681 - You need shop air or a bicycle pump, but one fill and it's good for the entire contents.
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I have two of the 32-ounce size for deodorized Kerosene and 1,1,1, Trichlorethylene cleaning solvents. Trichlor is hard to get and slightly hazardous (stay upwind) so you need to use it very sparingly.
I wonder if the aluminum ones (7054T7 or 7054T8) are reactive with Extra Virgin Olive Oil...? The plastic piles of crud they sell at Williams-Sonoma don't last when a Guy pumps them up, I've split two.
EVOO is better for you than Pam, but a lot harder to apply.
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Bruce L. Bergman
I was thinking it might be something like this
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it is a pump setup and it has an adjustable nozzle and all metal . Dontcha just love an excuse to pull out the mcmaster carr catalog to see what you can find...Pat
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patrick
On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 21:16:45 -0800, the infamous Jon Anderson scrawled the following:
You're talking about the real old-timey mosquito sprayers, aren't you? Rotsa ruck finding one.
Howzbout a nice, shiny stainless Hudson?
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Larry Jaques
No, it's close to the one Roger pointed to at McMaster Carr. That one is close, but still not quite the same. Probably going to have to do though...
Jon
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Jon Anderson
On Thu, 26 Feb 2009 22:41:46 -0800, the infamous Jon Anderson scrawled the following:
I had one of those McMaster jobs in my old home. I don't know what happened to it, as it never made the move with me. They certainly aren't worth $80, IMHO.
-- "Not always right, but never uncertain." --Heinlein -=-=-
Reply to
Larry Jaques
I have one. Somewhere out in the barn. Haven't used it in 15 or more years. If I can find it, you can have it for ship cost.
Karl
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Karl Townsend
Much appreciated! Can I also cover a 6 pack of your favorite refreshment?
Jon
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Jon Anderson

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