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The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists

Ian Chilvers

An instrument for spraying paint or similar substance (ink, dye, varnish) by means of compressed air. It looks rather like an outsize fountain pen and is operated in a similar fashion, the pressure of the forefinger on a lever regulating the air supply. It can be controlled so as to give large areas of flat colour, delicate gradations of tone, or a fine mist. A primitive ‘paint distributer’ was constructed in ... ...

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