Your weekly singing taxidermy music box interlude

Whether you're studying, working, or just trying to stay warm this week, take a moment to appreciate this view of the inner workings of this positively Yeatsian music box:

Mechanical Bird Music Box

I admit it: I burst out laughing at the unexpected closure of the box. Poor little bird! (Yet he rose again, phoenix-like, to sing once more.)

From the collection of the Musical Instrument Museum. Thanks to my friend mdvlst for the link.

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