Singing Bird Mechanism Automata Blaise Bontems Video. The french term tabatière has also come to be. This video shows the interior workings of a french automaton double singing bird made by bontems.
The automaton is built according to the scheme, developed in switzerland in 1895. He was the greatest specialist and the founder of the. The clock features 5 moving and singing birds, a flowering tree, and a spinning glass waterfall.
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A Very Fine Tortoiseshell Cased Automaton Singing Bird Musical Box By The Noted Parisian Specialist In The Manufacture Of Automaton Singing Birds, Blaise Bo.
Her is the story of his beginnings, as he later told to a reporter: The mechanism was in a rusted and seized state and has been restored. The mechanism and bird are housed in a gilded cage.
A Stamp With The Manufacturer's Mark Is On The Movement Mounting Board.
I am a top rated ebay seller of mechanical music pieces (singing bird boxes, bird cages, music boxes, etc.), clocks and watches. Excellent singing chirping bird bontems automaton music box, professional fully restored in 2010. On completion of the movement's work the bird hides and the lid descends.
The oval lid opens automatically during the movement operation and a tiny bird in painted feathers appears. While googling about mechanical inventions like mark galt’s walking mechanical humans, i happened upon this lovely 1890 piece of restored gears and springs, with the original bellows: Blaise bontems (attrib.) 'singing birds' automaton.
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It chirps, stops for a while, starts a new song, looking around as if waiting for something, and continues to sing. About 60 years later the bird movement was perfected by the blaise bontems workshop in paris, france. My ebay id is tduncan069.nnthis video details the mechanical movement of a large scale (two foot tall) bontems double singing bird cage.