Birds&Eggs: Parrot Toy Kit by Hakan Gürsu

Birds & Eggs Toy Kit by Hakan Gürsu

Birds&Eggs creative toy set allow children to create various birds with gathering different stylized body pieces. Designed for children above the age of 5, it is a universal toy that children from different cultural backgrounds learn and discover living animals while also designing their own birds. Set consists of head, neck, body, wing, tail and feet pieces. There are 24 characteristic bird heads including duck, owl, parrot, pelican and more. Parts are interchangeable and create an option set, which in the end enables creating thousands of bird types. Children can make abstracted birds by looking at nature and bird images, or they can make their own creation of birds from their imagination. Offering a simple play, the design lets building creatures and transforming them easily. Birds&Eggs are classified according to their sizes. There are seven sizes and each bird fits into the correspondingly sized egg. Therefore children can carry birds in their eggs to play anywhere.

OboroCharms Parrots

Blue Parakeet Charm
This sweet little blue parakeet measures about 10mm tall and comes on a silver jump ring.
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Blue Parakeet Necklace
This adorable flat backed bird charm measures about an inch long and comes on a 18 inch silver chain.
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Kawaii Lovebird Necklace
This adorable flat backed bird charm measures about an inch long and comes on a 18 inch silver chain.
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Lovebird Friendship Necklaces

Our adorable lovebird friendship necklaces come with two flat backed lovebirds on two silver toned chains, each holding half of a Valentines Day Heart which fits together!
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Kawaii Cockatiel Necklace

This adorable flat backed bird charm measures about an inch long and comes on a 18 inch silver chain.
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Parrot and Monkey

Frida Kahlo - Self-portrait with Monkey and Parrot

Bike Poster – parrot and monkey, 1895

Adriaen van Utrecht  - Still life with fruits, vegetables, a monkey and a parrot in a garden, 1646
Melchior de Hondecoeter - A parrot, a Monkey and a Dog in a Landscape

Von Dahl - still life with parrot, monkey, fruit, peahen and pelican in an exterior setting

Clara Peeters - Apples, Cherries, Apricots And Other Fruit In A Basket, With Pears, Plums, Robins, A Woodpecker, A Parrot And A Monkey Eating Nuts, On A Table

Old illustration of a monkey and a parrot in the jungle.
Created by Bocourt and Dupre, published on Merveilles de la Nature, Bailliere et fils, Paris, 1878

Caspar Netscher - Lady with a Parrot and Gentleman with a Monkey, 1664

Tobias Stranover - Still Life with a Monkey, Jay and Parrot

Willy von Plessen - Still life with monkey and parrot, 1862

Walton Ford - The du pain au lait, 2011

Walton Ford - Man of the Woods, 2011

Walton Ford - Sensations of an Infant Heart, 1999

Walton Ford - Unnatural Composure, 2011

Walton Ford - The Scale of Nature, 2011

Walton Ford - His Supremacy, 2011

Walton Ford - Forever Afterward Chained, 2011

Monkey and Parrot Tin Mechanical Bank
Saalheimer & Strauss, Germany
Place a coin in position on top of the monkey’s tail and depress the lever. The monkey bends forward, the coin rolls down into the monkey’s hand, and the parrot opens his mouth. Release the lever, the monkey rises, tossing the coin around the track and into the parrot’s closing mouth.

Collier's magazine with Parrot and monkey on cover, 1942

Walter Potter's parrot taxidermy

Walter Potter was born in 1835 in the village of Bamber in Sussex, England. After a brief schooling, he worked in his father inn, the White Lion, and pursued taxidermy as a hobby in a workshop above the stables. Potter’s first subject was his pet canary.
By the time of his death in 1918, Potter’s museum contained approximately 10,000 of his taxidermied birds and animals.

Potter’s collection of avian subjects was particularly impressive. 

Perhaps the worse figures are part of Potter’s maniacal utopian tableau called “The Happy Family” crowded with animals including cats, dogs, owls, frogs, falcons, a parrot, a monkey, a tortoise, and a piebald rat. The animals’ face are rigid and gaunt, giving no suggestion of ever having been alive, or if they were, it was not this world that they inhabited.

Walter Potter’s maniacal utopian tableau called “The Happy Family” .

Potter’s fame actually rests on several large anthropomorphic works which depict squirrels, kittens, rats, and guinea pigs engaged in various human activities.

Parrots in the new York Subway

The 81th Street subway stop serves the American Museum of Natural History on Central Park West and West 81th Street.
As an acknowledgment of the location, the walls of the subway station at West 81th and Central Park West feature mosaics in the forms of insects, birds, reptiles and other creatures.

Parrot tile design at the 81st Street/American Museum of Natural History subway stop in October of 2010.

Anne Francis and budgies

Anne Lloyd Francis (1930–2011) was an American actress. Francis was best known for her role in the science fiction film classic Forbidden Planet (1956) and for starring in the television series Honey West (1965–1966) which was the first TV series with a female detective character's name in the title. She won a Golden Globe and was nominated for an Emmy award for her role in the series.

Publicity photo for Forbidden Planet, 1956

Publicity photo for Forbidden Planet, 1956

Publicity photo for Forbidden Planet, 1956

Jönköping&Vulcan parrot matchbox

The lovely and colourful PARROT label was established in 1898 by Fredrik Löwenadler at Jönköping-Vulcan match factory. It has been a famous match brand in Panama since 1911.

History of Jönköping&Vulcan and of the swedish matches companies

The phosphorus match was known at least around 1820. Manufacture began in many European countries in the 1830s. These matched could be struck against any type of surface. The disadvantage was that they caught fire too readdily, causing countless accidents.

In 1836, the chemical factory J.S. Bagge & Co:s Kemiska Fabrik i Stockholm was established. One of the managers, Gustaf Erik Pasch, experimented with matches and phosphorus. In 1844, he started producing his patented safety matches.

In 1844, the Swede Gustaf Erik Pasch succeeded in separating the components required for ignition between box and match stick, and the world's first safety match was patented Oct 30, 1844. The Swedish saftey match perfected and patented in 1852 by Johan Edvard Lundström and his brother Carl Frans Lundström was a further improvement on Pasch's invention.

This match received a medal at the World's Fair in Paris 1855. The Swedish matches where recognized throughout the world as market leading in quality and safety.

During the 1860s and 1870s development was rapid and the making of matches was transformed from a handicraft to a large-scale industy. In Sweden there were as many as 155 factories!

In 1903, a number of match factories united as "Jönköping & Vulcan".

In 1913, eight competing factories united to form AB Förenade Tändsticksfabriker, headed by Ivar Kreuger. Kreuger was a member of the family that operated the group known as the "Kalmar factories". During World War I, the supply of raw material was cut of and the match business went down. A strategy was formed to acquire companies in the supply chain, like paper mills, machine manufacturers, etc. to secure the production.

In 1917, Jönköping & Vulcan was invited by Kreuger and his associates to merge with the company. The result was named Svenska Tändsticksaktiebolaget, STAB, (changed to Swedish Match in 1980). The company has evolved into the world leaded in the match market. During World War I, Jönköpingstrusten and STAB was united.

At the end of the Kreuger era, STAB controlled more than 50% of the total match production in the world.

In 1915, Svenska Tobaksmonopolet, STM, was founded and was a part of Statsföretag AB. In 1984, changed to Procordia.
1992 Procordia acquires Swedish Match.
1994 Volvo acquires Procordia.
Arenco, founded in 1877, was incorporated in Svenska Tändsticks AB (STAB) in 1917 with a diversified product range covering, apart from match machinery, also packaging and fish processing machines. The quality of the products has always been considered to be in top position. The first continuous match dipping and box filling machine was invented in 1864 by the Swede Alexander Lagerman. From 1919, over 400 continuous match dipping machines have been sold worldwide. Out of these, 3/4 are still in use today.