Yesterday, we featured a video showing the mechanism of a singing bird box
in action. Curious to learn more, I looked around for a book on the subject. I do not have this book, but I have it on good authority that Mechanical Singing-bird Tabatières
by Geoffrey Mayson is one of the best references on the subject with color photographs and detailed illustrations showing the inner workings of all varieties of singing bird, from the early to modern versions.
Here is where you can see a few additional photos from the book Mechanical Singing-Bird Tabatieres
. Check out the singing bird derringer!
Labels: anitques, books, mechanical music, singing bird