Meet The Plastic Squirt Gun Predecessor: The Liquid Pistol!

Who would convey persuasion that the pop children’s summertime toy - the plastic squirt gun - was made of metal! It seems the bright persuasion of the squirt H2O gun powerfulness non be, afterwards all, an early on modern menstruation excogitation from the 20th century. In fact, the persuasion of the H2O squirt-gun goes farther dorsum according to the mass "Boone: H5N1 Biography" past times Robert Morgan, where he explains how Squire Boone improvised H2O squirt guns out of spare rifle barrels as well as bags of H2O during a battle. This was inwards 1778, which is most xc years earlier the USA Liquid pistol metallic squirt gun came out inwards 1886.
Early squirt guns were shape Fe gun replicas equipped amongst safe tubing as well as perfume atomizer safe crush balls. The user had to fill upward up the bulb, hence crush it for the H2O to come upward out. Subsequent models used the trigger to crush the bulb as well as brand the H2O shoot out. Interesting enough, the makers of the USA Liquid Pistol H2O squirt gun marketed their squirt gun equally the "pepper spray" of the day. Saying this, I practise wonder how squirting a shot of H2O could ever live a deterrent. Mind you, beingness that the USA Liquid Pistol was made out of shape iron, throwing it at the attacker's human face upward would belike convey worked out ameliorate for self-defense!

There's definitely a potent representative of a H2O squirting gadget existing earlier the American Civil War as well as the Victorian era. If 1 looks at the history of firefighting, you lot volition detect prove of fire-fighting H2O pumps beingness used fifty-fifty equally far dorsum equally Ancient Egypt. There was fifty-fifty a burn downwards extinguisher H2O heart from 1540 that looks real much similar a piston type gun (pictured below on the left).

If you're interested inwards these form of things, you lot tin genuinely alternative upward metallic squirt guns from eBay, antique shows, kicking fairs, etc.  There are ever approximately metallic squirt guns beingness sold on eBay at whatsoever fourth dimension (like this KABA metallic squirt gun pictured above). There's fifty-fifty the official James Bond Secret Agent 007 Bond-O-Matic Water Pistol that came out inwards 1966 beingness sold today for a whopping $500!