Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Japanse automaton toothpick dispenser bird

Here's a nifty toothpick dispenser. Instead of reaching in and getting your hands all over the toothpicks, simply press the handle and the little bird plucks out one for you.

From the item description:
This is a Japanese trick toothpick dispenser that measures 5.5 inches long by 4.5 inches high by 3.38 inches wide. Upon depressing the round lever in the back, the bird stoops down as the cover magically opens allowing it to retrieve a single toothpick for use. This folkcraft was given the seal of approval by the National Souvenir Tourist Board of Japan.

Here's the eBay listing for Japanse automaton toothpick dispenser bird.

Here is a modern equivalent. I don't think this version has a lever. I think you push the bird itself down to retrieve a toothpick. Here is a link to the Willie Woodpicker toothpick dispenser

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