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Mechanical Singing-Bird Tabatieres From 1785-1996

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ISBN-10: 0709063032

ISBN-13: 9780709063032

Edition: 2000

Authors: Geoffrey T. Mayson

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Singing-bird boxes are much sought after today but until now there has been very little information about them. This is a complete record of the development, construction and restoration of these miniature mechanical marvels, and is illustrated.
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List price: $200.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: The Crowood Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Introductionp. 7
What is a Singing-bird Box?p. 9
Jaquet-Droz to Reuge - A Brief Historical Surveyp. 14
How to Identify a Singing-bird Boxp. 20
Fusee-driven Movements, 1815-1880p. 30
Fusee-driven Movements, 1785-1815p. 77
Fusee-driven Movements - Signatures, Numbers and Datesp. 121
Going Barrel Movements, Francep. 132
Twentieth-century Swiss and German Makersp. 143
The Products of Karl Griesbaump. 152
Miscellaneous Signing-bird Mechanismsp. 177
The Bellowsp. 192
Making Replacement Valvesp. 212
Making Song and Air Camsp. 220
Making, Restoring and Refeathering Birdsp. 227
Restoring the Boxesp. 249
Bibliographyp. 254
Indexp. 255
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