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davrainville_s picture Bird organs appear in Europe at the beginning of the XVIIIth century.
They were supposed to teach birds to sing along with them.
They have been built in the same way untill the beginning of the XXth century.

Serinette Davrainville
Musée des Gets, France
Photo Q. Bertoux
chardin_s picture
Engraving after Chardin, showing a lady turning the handle of a bird organ to teach a canary how to sing.

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