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Building "Bird Whistle" Singing Bird Pipes
By Don Caine

[ Christian Greinacher wrote in 110322 MMDigest:

> I am in the process of designing a complex automaton, including
> the voice of singing birds.  Nowhere could I find information on
> how to design singing bird pipes.

Hi Christian,  I think the simplest solution for you would be to
contact MMM Mechanische Musikwerke Manufaktur GmbH, Rheinallee 7,
65385 Rdesheim am Rhein, Germany, tel.: +49 (0) 6722 47994
email: info@musicboxworld.de.geentroep [delete ".geentroep" to reply]

They are the current manufacturers of the former Griesbaum mechanical
singing bird boxes and bird cages, and you should be able to purchase
pre-made mechanical singing bird bellows and whistle assemblies
directly from them.

Alternately, you could also look on eBay for singing bird boxes and
bird cages for purchase and cannibalize the mechanisms from them for
use in your automation.  However, those on eBay often require some
repair or restoration before they are functional.

Please let me know if I may be of any further service to you.

Most sincerely,

Don Caine - Proprietor
The Music Box Repair Shop Unlimited
Lomita, California


(Message sent Wed 23 Mar 2011, 19:36:34 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  Bird, Building, Pipes, Singing, Whistle

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