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Can Serinettes Teach Song Birds To Sing?
By John Grant

I find the discussion of "music box as a training tool" for "deprived"
song birds fetched a bit far, but I am willing to be convinced otherwise.

It seems to me that if that is the true nature of their manufactured
purpose, then there would be literature -- either in the way of
commercial advertisements, or patents -- which attest to the premise.
Does anyone know of such?

John Grant

 [ The Frick Collection (New York) owns a painting of circa 1753 showing
 [ a bird in a cage and a lady turning the crank of a serinette; see at
 [ Philippe Rouille wrote in 980108 MMDigest that serinette manufacture
 [ is described in the monumental work by Dom Bedos de Celles, "The Art
 [ of Organ Building", published circa 1766-1778.  See
 [ -- Robbie

(Message sent Sat 11 Nov 2017, 19:45:00 GMT, from time zone GMT-0800.)

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