Vtg West Germany Elpa 3 Bird Automaton Wind Up Singing Moving Birds Music Box For Sale
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Vtg West Germany Elpa 3 Bird Automaton Wind Up Singing Moving Birds Music Box:
Wonderful vintage, circa 60s - 70s era, made in West Germany automaton by Elpa. Wind-up the key on the base and the 3 birds chirp and sing as they turn and go up and down and open and close their beaks. The 3 birds are covered in real feathers and are realistic. The birdcage is made of brass and the base is painted in enamel with floral decoration. There is some chipping to the enamel as shown in the photos. The height is approx 10 1/4". There is a 3 position lever on the base. It works fine on the regular position and the birds move as they should but the intermittent position does not seem to work and there may be a hole in the bellows causing it to malfunction (thanks to a fellow er who helped describe this issue). This does not affect the regular operation of this music box. It has a handle on the top, so it can be suspended from a hook and it has little feet, so it can sit on a shelf. Beautifully made. Please see all the photos in closeup and feel free to ask questions. This is a vintage item in pre-owned condition. There is some dust and as mentioned above, some chipping to the enamel and the intermittent position does not seem to work as intended. I see no other damage. This is a pre-owned vintage estate item. I am not an expert in these items, so please be sure to ask all your questions before purchase and look closely at the photos. Shipping will be Priority Mail with insurance to cover the full cost. Thanks for taking a look.
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