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Clockwork Bird Scarer, by John Gillett, Brailes, Warwickshire, c.1847

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Inventory Number: 34871
Object Type:
Persons: John Gillett (Maker)
Date Created: c. 1847
Place Created: Brailes Warwickshire England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1969-43
Brief Description: Black painted metal box with a decorative handle at the top. One side has an arch containing a barrel with twelve holes into which explosive caps can be fitted, the clockwork mechanism inside the box then periodically activates the hammer which fires the shot to scare the birds. The back of the case opens to reveal some of the mechanism, there is also a winding key with a oval bow.
Primary Inscriptions: "JNO GILLETT BRAILES WARWICKSHIRE 201 PATENT" on hammer base
Provenance: Lent by D. Sizer
Collection Group:
Material(s): Paint
Metal
Copper Alloy
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
275 217 150 mm

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