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See the product in action. NOTICE THE EXTRA LONG SINGING PAUSE.LEATHER COVERS ON THE WOODEN BELLOWS WORKS 100% PERFECTLY , BIRDS SING AND MOVE PERFECTLY. Vintage (1960s) Reuge double singing bird cage in outstanding condition. RARE TO FIND HIGHLY ORNATE SILVER FINISHED CASE. I fully serviced (cleaned, adjusted, lubricated) the mechanical movement so this bird cage operates perfectly like all pneumatic automatons that I sell.
Like all singing bird cages, this bird cage has three operating modes (off, pause & on). This stands approximately 12 inches tall and 6.5 inches wide at the bottom base."Bellows have perfect air pressure, no leaks/cracks & another generation of use with no worries". History of Singing Bird Automaton : Around 1780 in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, Jacquet- Droz manufacturers of complex clocks invented the mechanical singing bird movement. This movement imitated the motions of birds and reproduced it's "birdsong" very authentically. It contained leather bellows and piston whistle assemblies. About 60 years later the bird movement was perfected by the Blaise Bontems workshop in Paris, France. Blaise Bontems (1814 - 1893) was a noted Parisian specialist in the manufacture of automaton singing birds and the first of a dynasty of automaton manufacturers, which included his son Charles Jules and his grandson Lucien. Bontems' birds were famous for the realism of their song. In 1960 Reuge took over Bontems as well as Eschle's production in Germany. The acquisition insured that the 200 year old tradition would be safeguarded.
To this day Reuge continues the manufacture of singing birds, in the traditional manner. Birds are painstakingly feathered by hand and meticulously assembled, piece by piece. 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEED - OVER 2000 FEEDBACK.Item must return in the same condition that we send. Your feedback is very important to us. We are eager to work with our customers. The item "RARE SILVER PLATED VINTAGE SWISS REUGE DOUBLE BIRDS SINGING BIRD CAGE MUSIC BOX" is in sale since Friday, February 17, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Music Boxes\1900-1940". The seller is "collectibles8899" and is located in Fullerton, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.