History of Garden Syringe and Self Supplying Sprayers
In the following pages I am attempting to set out the history of garden syringe sprayers. Primarily, this history is about UK syringes, but where necessary development in other countries has been mentioned. There are some important milestones in the development of syringe sprayers, however, new inventions and discoveries were often slow to replace established approaches. In many cases the old and the new continued alongside one another for many years. Sometimes this was because of the additional cost of the new approach and sometimes because the developments were not of value in all situations. For example, the basic syringes with a simple, rose and jet nozzle were more than adequate for most spraying tasks and very cheap, so they were never totally replaced by the more complicated spray nozzles and attachments.
SELF SUPPLYING SPRAYERS (hand held)
In the following pages I am attempting to set out the history of hand held self supplying sprayers. These are sprayers which draw liquid from a container via a flexible tube. As with the syringes this is about UK manufactured sprayers, with reference to overseas designs where appropriate. The dividing line between continuous sprayers and the stirrup pump type where the barrel of the sprayers goes into the container is not always clear, so the design of the stirrup pump type has also been considered where necessary.