Friday, October 28, 2011

An artistic inspiration: Singing Bird Pistols Circa 1815

These pistols are amazing mechanical works of art. Made in Geneva in the 1800's, only four others are known to exist in the world. Consisting of gold, pearls, diamonds and several hundred screws, levers and gears, upon pulling the trigger, a tiny bird pops out of the end of the barrel and sings and flutters about.