The history of Paint Sprayer tool

Paint sprayer has moved many steps from the use of airbrushes to spray guns. The initial sprayers were cumbersome and had different challenges, which made innovators make more automated tools. Just as the paint has also evolved since time immemorial, the tool to apply the paint has also been invented and reinvented to the current tools.

The history dates back to the 18th century where Joseph Binks developed the first sprayer. It was handheld and its main function was to apply whitewash to the walls of the store where he was the supervisor at Marshall Field’s Wholesale Store in Chicago. The sprayer could only handle water-based paint, which was the white wash. In 1893, Francis Davis Millet, integrated the sprayer to make a simpler sprayer which used oil-based paint. Four years after the Second World War, Edward Seymour designed a more complex sprayer, which used the concept of aerosol. Aerosol paint was ejected out by compression method in a can.

It was after this spray gun where painting using compressing tools took center stage and more sprayers were developed but with no new concept but just the method of painting and the equipment for holding the paint. These traditional methods could not handle bulk-painting tasks within a short time.

Airgun spray

This equipment is a gun with an air compressor, paint bowl, and a nozzle. Once the paint is poured into the basin, the button triggers the compressor to mix it with steam air and the paint comes out in a gaseous state. The air pressure system ejects the steam at desired position and various patterns can be formed since you are able to regulate the amount of spray.

High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP)

This sprayer uses the science of high volume leads to low pressure. The gun compresses air to give a high volume of air mixing with paint at low pressure. At the end,  paint comes out at high-pressure ideal for bulk painting.

Low volume low pressure (LVLP)

This concept ensures there is maximum paint ejected out when the air is compressed at low volume under low pressure exerted by the compressor.

Electrostatic painting

After the conventional spray painting with volume and pressure differences, the inventor used electrostatic painting technique. This was ideal for spraying an outer layer of automotive.

All these sprays used cold paint, due to its share of challenges there was the invention of boilers in the compressors to create pressure differences to regulate the amount and level of paint ejected in the nozzles. This was to remove airless paint, which penetrates joints, cracks, and bends. The system is automated using hydraulic power system. They are of two types, battery powered airless sprays and electric air sprays. They use the same concept but produces a spray of small thickness. It is believed to reduce wastage and since most of the functions are automated, the painting process is faster.Check reviews before buying paint sprayer because It has evolved from manual systems to the current electric and automated sprayer guns.

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The history of Coffee Machines

Before the invention of the coffee makers, coffee  brewing was a simple process where water was brewed in a pot where the grounded coffee beans were placed in the and water was added, then placed in a  source of heat. Once boiled, it was sieved and served. Jean-Baptiste de Belloy an ArchBishop from Paris advised coffee should not be boiled and hence the invention of coffee machines. There are three categories of these machines percolator coffee machine, espresso machine and electric drip machine. Percolator coffee machines use vacuum technology, the espresso machines use steam technology and the electric machines use drip technology. Coffee machines use the concept of either a filter paper or a metallic sieve to sieve the ground coffee after brewing. They have inbuilt heater to raise the boiling point of cold water and mixed with the coffee. After which the mixture is directed through a funnel to a pot then finally a tap where you can regulate the amount you want to out in the cup.


Percolator coffee machines

The first coffee machine dates back in 1818. Mr. Laurens designed it in Paris, France. It used the percolator to filter coffee sediments, up to the 19th century where James Napier used his engineering knowledge to design a siphon vacuum coffee machine that uses vacuum packing technology and a filter paper to separate the liquid from the solid as opposed to the original machine, which used perforated compartments to filter the sediments.  However, the technology was cumbersome and complex, this leads to other inventors to create a less complex appliance with the same technology. The other

disadvantage was its inability to regulate the intensity of the coffee taste. A German housewife, Melitta Bentz used the filter technology and a mixture of already heated water to brew a mild coffee. This gave birth to Melitta Bentz, a coffee machine company that hit the market with a boom through maximum sales. They patented the technology to have full rights of the technology.


Espresso machine

A French native called Louis Bernard Rabaut invented the first espresso machine, in 1822. In 1901, an Italian engineer, Luigi Bezzera invented and patented another espresso machine. His machine has become the symbol of all espresso machines for a long time until Achilles Gaggia in 1946 invented the first automatic espresso coffee machine using drip technology. The growth of the invention was halted due to the Second World War; after the recess, he continued to manufacturer the machine, which has become the current renowned brand for espresso machine under Gaggia company(


Electric drip coffee makers

These machines use thermostat and siphon principle in boiling water and maintaining the heat. The coffee maker has two compartments one for cold water and the other for hot water. Heat is passed through an insulated hose triggered by pressure; the coffee moves through a filter and finally drips through a tap for use.


The market currently stocks Electric drip coffee makers more compared t the traditional coffee machines. They are simple to use and produce brewed coffee of desired strength. The insulated chambers and pipes keep the drink hot at all times.

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The history of table tennis

Table tennis dates back in the 1880s, it took center stage as an indoor game due to extreme weather conditions associated with the winter season. After twenty years, Parker brothers, a renowned board company in United states adopted the trademark Ping-Pong- the sound the butt and the ball produces; though the origin of the name was from a firm in Europe, J. Jaques, and Son. The game became popular in the beginning of the 19th century, which was the formation of Ping Pong association but later renamed as Table tennis association in 1922.

histoyofttThe game was popular in America and Europe, the time the association was formed; a visiting Japanese Professor adopted the game and introduced it to its students in the university. It later gained entry in Budapest and Vienna after Edward Shires, a salesman from the UK, offered lessons on the game.

Initially, the high class played the game. It slowly gained populace in the middle class in London city, the government decided to take a step and organize a tournament, which was successful and received numerous sponsorships. It led to the emergence of a league accommodating all teams from all the cities in Britain irrespective of financial class. The league consisted of various clubs from England.

The Daily monitor became the first gold sponsor of the tournament and massive media advertisement saw a registration of over 4,000 participants. It became the first ever tournament in London. In 1927, the league led to the formation of English Table Tennis Association, the son of Lord Earthling, Ivor Montague, was the chairman. His passion for architecture made him a key stakeholder in the design of tennis tables. The game has over 19 leagues registered under the association. Currently, it boasts of 300 leagues with 75,000 players registered in various leagues within the Association.

Dr. Jacobi, a Hungarian was the first winner of the World championships in 1927. This encouraged more Hungarians to participate in the sport and dominated gold medals in the World Championships throughout the 1930s apart from 1929, when an English man Fred Perry, broke the record.


In 1950, the Japanese invented a new bat with sponge covering the circular part of the paddle, the association adopted the new equipment though after numerous debates and stakeholders consent. It becomes the universal equipment recommended by the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF)  The advantage of the new equipment was quick ball bounce which made players change tactics in ball attacks. It also saw improved body movement to conquer the fastball response due to the spongy material.

The sport was first included in the Olympic championships in Seoul in 1988, it has then received wide media coverage. The most spectacular were the 2 billion audience in the men singles. Chinese are the renowned players of Table Tennis. It is widely played at any playground, workplaces, recreation centers and any outdoor event. The Chinese government regards any top Table Tennis players as heroes and gives state arrivals and departures for their players attending any championships.

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