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.
A batch of photos that Tina “GoldenGirl” Ruzzo sent over, showing the T-Shirt her husband received with his Machine Minicocker, answer these questions.
The shirt clearly has RKB Engineering screen printed on the front side, and “The Machine” printed on the back.
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.
“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 .”
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:
Russell Breeden / RKB Engineering can be reached at the information listed below.
5308 McIntosh Point
Sanford Florida 32773
rkbeng at cfl dot rr dot com