Back Yard in Motion
Narberth, PA

Bird Machine - Hitchcock

Click to View Larger image of Bird Machine - HitchcockThe Hitchcock is a bird-driven water fountain.  A ten-foot ethereal wheel contains thirty-two feeding stations.  Birds continually flying in and out cause wheel rotation.  A parallel wheel driven to rotate by the bird wheel carries twelve cups.  As rotated thru a trough of water, each cup scoops and carries water up to a reservoir and dumps.  The water then flows down into an upwelling flountain.  Fountain effluent is piped back to the trough for a continuous circuit.  The hitchcock can also be solar-driven by a small motor and chain drive that is actuated by an indoor remote control at my computer work station.

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