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Mechanical Bird
May 2016 Wacky Patent


U.S. Patent Number: US 395,189

Patented Dec. 25, 1888


Walter Stanton


Colitz Catchphrase:

"There might have been no "Big Bird or "Barney" without the trailblazing work of intentors like Mr. Stanton

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My invention relates to a construction or device that is capable of being employed in theatrical or other entertainments and is designed and intended to simulate a bird or other animal, certain parts of the bird being so constructed and arranged that they may be operated from the inside thereby adding to the effect.

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