This is for the birds.......

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this is not a new acquisition since we have had it for years but it has been in storage for years......so when I unpacked this box it was like a new acquisition!

It’s a Paul Griesbaum “Ken-d” singing bird cage. She’s a little dusty but still singing away!

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I have always liked these singing birds and yours looks to be a very nice one. Congratulations!

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It is just an automaton. It winds from the bottom and there is a lever that can be switched from Off-pause-on. The “on” would chirp continuously until it ran down and the pause will chirp for awhile and then stop while and then start again.

It’s a novelty of sorts but apparently were popular at one time and now there a lot of Chinese remakes that are passed off as the originals.

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It’s a novelty of sorts but apparently were popular at one time
They certainly were and some were made in extremely ornate and costly cases, gold and jewels and all sorts. The finest are now worth a great deal of money.

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