Coin-Activated Triple Singing Bird
Automaton by Bontems, 1940s/50s
3 birds with moving heads, beaks and tails, in naturalistic setting under domed cage with Perspex dust cover, coin-slot to traditional brass mechanism with electric drive, on gold-painted pedestal.
Height 55 in. (140 cm), in good working condition. An
impressive interactive automaton for a museum or exhibition!
Reserve: 1.200/US$ 1,620