Tuesday, 2 March 2010
Great site with some classic pics, lovely colour charts and a few interviews. Whats the connections with graff in Scotland? Check out the wee Scottish guy on Rust-oleum flyer (good enough for me!). In fact the story is this - A Scottish-born sea captain, Robert Fergusson, noticed that when raw fish oil spilled on rusty metal decks, corrosion stopped spreading. This observation inspired the Captain to create the world's first rust-preventive paint. But it wasn't easy. After settling in New Orleans, Captain Fergusson spent years of painstaking (and smelly) research in an attempt to formulate a fish-oil-based paint. Finally, in 1921, the Captain got a whiff of the sweet smell of success. He perfected a paint that stopped rust, dried overnight and left no lingering aroma. Rust-Oleum Corporation was born. Go on yersel Rabbie!!