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Photographer's "Watch-The-Birdie" Water Whistle 1926 Sebring, Florida

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    Posted 5 years ago

    vintagelamp
    (762 items)

    Used by past photographers to take photographs. The reservoir was filled with water and one blew into the tube. The bird's beak and tail move as it makes a warbling sound. This is from my mother's hometown of Sebring, Florida. The note states that it was given to a little boy in 1926 by Sebring's founder.

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    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 5 years ago
      So is that where the saying came from " Watch the Birdie?"
    2. Manikin Manikin, 5 years ago
      oh how cool is this ! love it :-)
    3. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      Thank you both! Yes that is where the saying came from,
    4. Jewels Jewels, 5 years ago
      Really great item! Love the note too, thanks for sharing!
    5. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      You are welcome!
    6. antiquerose antiquerose, 4 years ago
      Loved it again for ya.....
    7. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 4 years ago
      antiquerose, Thank you! I have something new to add soon.

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