"The perfect hummingbird feeder"! ...
and a "higher value" product made
in the USA!

 
How is Tejas Feeder made?... see short YouTube video links here... 

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Birding isle at Gibson's, Kerrville, TX  ...continue reading the story of H.R. Gibson Sr., the "Harry Selfridge" of discount retail stores in the U.S.

 

 
 
 
 

"Hummingbirds like the Tejas best!"...

Sam Chiodo  1914 - 2004

"Half of All Plastic That Has Ever Existed Was Made in the Past 13 Years...
but only 9 percent of it gets recycled."    

"The Atlantic" July 17, 2017

 

A hummingbird feeder legacy featuring timeless style, the "handcrafted metal" Tejas hummingbird feeder is modeled after the original metal Texas Hill Country hummingbird feeder, and has been produced for over 50 years...

Hill Country Sun (Texas) - May 2017

San Antonio KSAT 12 News - March 2016 

San Antonio Express News - September 2014 

Texas Parks & Wildlife Magazine - April 2002.

Kerrville Daily Times - July 1936 

And "if imitation is the finest form of flattery", then we're flattered that the Tejas hummingbird feeder has now been copied by no less than four (4)  manufacturers who extrude a plastic version of the Tejas hummingbird feeder!

Seventy (70) years ago an old timer in Kerrville, Tx -- Prentiss Swayze -- took the notion to attach an 'old glass I.V. bottle' to a 'Scotch Tape tin' .... poke holes in the tin... fill the bottle with sugar water, and hang the hummingbird feeder out for the hummers!  Prentiss Swayze worked for many years and retired from Kerrville's old U.S. Post Office.  He produced this original Texas style hummingbird feeder in his spare time.  Trivia... Prentiss Swayze was uncle to actor Patrick Swayze who was fond of Kerrville where he boarded several of his Arabian horses.

Sam Chiodo who lived in the Frio Canyon at Leakey, Tx observed this hummingbird feeder 'contraption', which put an idea in his head. Sam took the idea to his neighbor, Freddie Franks... a local genius with a lathe, and together began to assemble an assortment of "Rube Goldberg" machines to create the Tejas Hummingbird Feeder.  Creating the Tejas hummingbird feeder involves a twelve (12) step process... each step utilizing one of the many "Rube Goldberg" machines designed to fashion the Tejas hummingbird feeder.  ... continu
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"New-Style" screw cover Tejas...read below        


"1970 Original Tejas"


"32oz. & 16oz. Tejas Today"

 

  "Tejas Wild Bird Feeder"


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