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“The Machine” Minicocker, by RKB Engineering – tshirt c.1994-96

On the last article about Russell Breeden’s pneumatics, I received a couple questions about what he marketed his paintguns and parts under.  I wasn’t sure if his company, RKB Engineering, existed under the same name in the early 90s when his aluminum pneumatics, stainless accessories and “Machine” Minicockers were released.

Close up on "The Machine Logo on the back of the RKB Engineering Machine T-Shirt
Close up on “The Machine Logo on the back of the RKB Engineering Machine T-Shirt. Photo courtesy Tina “Golden Girl” Ruzzo. Shirt came with her husbands Russell Breeden Machine Autococker. Shirt c. mid 1990s.

A batch of photos that Tina “GoldenGirl” Ruzzo sent over, showing the T-Shirt her husband received with his Machine Minicocker, answer these questions.

Machine Minicocker and RKB The Machine T shirt.
RKB Engineering and Tina “Golden Girl” Ruzzo’s husband’s “The Machine” Minicocker. c. mid 1990s. Photo courtesy Tina “Golden Girl” Ruzzo. Shirt came with her husbands Russell K Breeden Machine Autococker. Shirt c. mid 1990s.

The shirt clearly has RKB Engineering screen printed on the front side, and “The Machine” printed on the back.

RKB Engineering logo on The Machine shirt.
Russell K Breeden, RKB Engineering Logo on the front of “The Machine” shirt. Photo courtesy Tina “Golden Girl” Ruzzo. Shirt came with her husbands Russell Breeden Machine Autococker. Shirt c. mid 1990s.

I also emailed and asked Russell is he remembered running any advertisements for “The Machine” Minicockers and the various stages of upgrades.
Russell replied that he didn’t advertise.  He had such good luck with his stainless pump rods, pneumatics and other parts, which he sold to various distributors, that he didn’t need to.  
Breeden writes:
“I didn’t do any advertising , I flooded the market with around 10k 3ways and god only know how many pump rods and auto triggers over the years until they stopped selling , then I moved onto different parts .”

Back of the Machine T shirt.
Back of “The Machine” Tshirt. Photo courtesy Tina “Golden Girl” Ruzzo. Shirt came with her husbands Russell Breeden Machine Autococker. Shirt c. mid 1990s.

Thanks to Tina “GoldenGirl” Ruzzo, for the photos of the RKB shirt, and to Russell Breeden, for answering my many questions.

Tina is currently helping Bob Gurnsey with his Paintball Creator Memorabilia site at:
http://www.bobgurnsey.com

Russell Breeden / RKB Engineering can be reached at the information listed below.
Russell Breeden
RKB Engineering
5308 McIntosh Point
Sanford Florida 32773
407-321-5133 Shop
rkbeng at cfl dot rr dot com

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