Forget microscopic hyper intelligent computer chips. modern technology? I laugh in the face of modern technology (for a moment anyway) - you will too after watching some of these mechanical toys from yesteryear, they are simply amazing
Otherwise known as ‘Automaton’, these toys reached their height of popularity at the turn of the 20th century.
This one above is more than 120 years old and has recently been restored to full working order.
It’s crazy that something mechanical can reproduce the randomness and beauty of birdsong, I’d be interested to find out how close this bird call matches that of a real bird.
One youtube comment reads “This video made our parakeets go nuts. They were whistling back to it!” So I guess it can’t be that far off!