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SPRAYER COLLECTION NUMBER - 403

Manufacturer - Esso (Flit)

Description -  Flit sprayer (also known as a Flit Gun).  Flit was a DDT based insecticide manufactured by Esso. The sprayer consists of a  barrel (cylinder) with a  piston which forces air through a nozzle. The cylindrical container  holds the liquid (Flit). This is filed through a screw cap.  A  tube extends from the front of the barrel  downward into the reservoir. When pumped a jet of air  passes across the top of the siphon tube causing a vacuum which  draws insecticide upward from the reservoir. This is then atomised.    

1923 to  early 1950’s