The Songbird Project: Introduction


A very interesting toy that became popular at the turn of the century, well into the 1950s was the singing birdcage. In essence it was an automatic clockwork bird in a cage that, when wound up, would move around on its perch and sing.

We at Caruso Kith Kin & Co LLC recently obtained a mother bird who is in desperate need of repair and are in the midst of a restoration project. If we are successful, we hope that her first brood of clockwork hatchlings will be fledged and old enough to sell by the next Steampunk World’s Fair in 2014.