How Can This 1890 Automaton Produce Such Realistic Bird Songs?

How Can This 1890 Automaton Produce Such Realistic Bird Songs?


Originally created in Paris by a well-known craftsman named Blaise Bontems, the automaton has recently been completely been restored by Michael Start. And while all of the steel mechanisms were seized up from rust, the original bellows was still in great condition and works even to this day. So it turns out even those on the cutting edge of technology 120 years ago knew a thing or two about tweets. [YouTube via Notcot]