In 1777, Prince Grigory Potemkin decided to once again surprise the Empress Catherine. He chose to work English mechanic James Cox. Why it is unknown. Maybe Russian Count saw amazing things in promotional catalogs, which published the master. To send a gift to Russia, it had to be dismantled.
Disassemble something apart, but were unable to collect – some details turned either broken, or lost. And would pylilsya spectacular gift, if in 1791 Potemkin not instructed to revive the birds’ Ivan Kulibin. And the master of the highest class has done the impossible: clock went and intricate mechanism was moved. Once the clock starts ringing, alive owl in a cage.
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