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One Of The Last Surviving Antique "Drinking Birds?" "Tico Bobble Bird?"

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    Posted 5 years ago

    vintagelamp
    (1021 items)

    I have never seen a "Drinking Bird" this old before. Looks like he had way too many drinks over the years! The feathers that once adorned his head are now nothing but sprigs.

    Perhaps a Tico "Bobble Bird?" The inventor, Miles Sullivan, was involved with Tico Industries and that these are, indeed, the original drinking birds

    It is also known as the dunking bird, happy bird, the dippy bird, the happy dippy bird, and other variations on this same theme. It looks like a bird and will bob up and down as it appears to drink out of a glass of water. As long as it can reach the water, it will bob up and down indefinitely.

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    Comments

    1. TassieDevil TassieDevil, 5 years ago
      Wow, he is terrific!!!
    2. racer4four racer4four, 5 years ago
      Too much tequila I think! Still a particularly handsome and charming fella however!
    3. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      TassieDevil, Thank you!

      racer, He had another to celebrate your compliment!
    4. kyratango kyratango, 5 years ago
      Oooh! Love his beaten up head!!!
    5. wickencrafts wickencrafts, 5 years ago
      too / not enough much crown royal whiskey??
      stop on over for hair of the dog
    6. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      kyra, Yes, Gives him character...right?

      wickencrafts, We will be over...
    7. wickencrafts wickencrafts, 5 years ago
      The quart jar is about empty
      Refill is coming soon
    8. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      wicky, We will bring this glass along. The whacky bird insists!
    9. wickencrafts wickencrafts, 5 years ago
      hiccup

      the bird told me
      his name is bob
    10. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      wicky,
      Yes, but since I've met him I've forgotten mine....
    11. tomicT, 5 years ago
      GREAT item! I'm a drinking bird collector, so I know what I'm talking about. Never saw this one before!!
    12. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 5 years ago
      tomicT, Thank you so much for the nice comment!
    13. HappyHourOwls HappyHourOwls, 1 year ago
      Spectacular. I am in love.
      Where has he been all my life?
      Or at least for the past four years?

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