I happen to love any figures that were made by
Brian Hamilton because he was so young and left us at such an early
age. I always say I can just imagine what he would have been
creating if he had lived.
Today I am happy to show you his rendition of the Bird figure. The
Bird figures were made by Bill Boley as well as Clinton Detweiler
but until this one came to the Ventriloquist Central Collection I
was unaware that Brian had made them.
The body is made of wood and cloth and has flapping wings which work
independently of each other with levers. The Boley had string and
the wings worked in unison. I am not sure of Clintons. The head is
also wood and paper mache and the eyes are wood balls. It has 360
degree moving head and mouth movement. The beak is wood. The colors
are still very vibrant and all the fur is original.
The wooden head stick has Hamilton inscribed and also 1975. The
original Hamilton card is also on the inside bottom board and it has
written on it "Figure #5" I don't know if this is his #5 figure or
bird #5 but I have never seen another bird.
Jack Coats influence is present on this figure because Brian used
the spring across the bottom for the head stick hook to attach and
that is the same way Jack Coats did his head lock.
All said this is just a wonderful and colorful bird and is Rare Rare