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The first commercially produced available glass hummingbird feeder was apparently sold by the Audubon Novelty Company in Medina New York in 1950. The "Webster Feeder" had been designed by a man in the 1930s for his wife and became well-known after photographs of hummingbirds at the feeder appeared in a 1947 National Geographic article. You can read about this in the book Hummingbirds of North America: Attracting, Feeding and Photographing.
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