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Labels: animals, mechancial toys, singing bird
posted by Dug North on 1/04/2009
Hi Dug, I own this bird cage, a fine chinese bamboocage with a real twittering machine composed of a pipe with a piston and a rubber bellow as a air pump driven by a cam with a lever. Wind-up-toy. I know only these toy with acheap twittering machine (except the very expensive machines from Switzerland with a highest sound quality)Falk Keuten, Bonn, Germany
Looks like that would be a quaint little addition to one's home. I like the simple, yet elegant colors.
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