Droll Yankees Relaunches the A-6F Bird Feeder, Reestablishes Why the A-6F is the Standard for All Bird Feeders

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When it was retired in 2010, the Droll Yankees A-6F bird feeder had enjoyed a long, successful run with over 1 million bird feeders sold. Now, after much demand for its return, the original tubular feeder is back and ready to serve a new generation of bird enthusiasts. Its classic, archetypal design is sure to delight old fans and new birders of all ages and the quality construction and durability ensure them decades of enjoyment.

Droll Yankees Classic A-6F Bird Feeder

Droll Yankees Classic A-6F Bird Feeder

The newly re-launched A-6F bird feeder remains true to the standard set so long ago and is constructed of quality components that will stand the test of time.

Over 46 years ago, an endlessly creative mind took a scrap of plastic tubing and some cardboard and, within minutes, fashioned a working prototype for a bird feeder. He filled it with sunflower seed and hung it up. When goldfinches discovered it moments later, he knew he had the makings of a viable product that would serve backyard birders well. The first 100 units were crafted by hand in his machine shop before production tooling was completed.

That bird feeder, invented by Peter Kilham, was the iconic A-6F. It was the very first tubular bird feeder on the market. The A-6, as it is commonly referred to, transformed the bird feeder industry by providing a reliable, high quality, easy to use tool that birds used quickly and comfortably. It uniquely satisfied people’s desire to connect with nature in such a way that over a million were sold before it was retired in 2010.

Loved by millions, the A-6F has been used by families for decades and has been so treasured that some of these feeders have been passed down to succeeding generations. Countless childhood bird feeding memories revolve around a Droll Yankees A-6 bird feeder. After continual requests over the past 5 years for its return, Droll Yankees is proud to re-launch the A-6 bird feeder for both old and new backyard bird feeding enthusiasts.

The clean, classic design of the A-6F bird feeder harkens back to a simpler era where store clerks served customers individually and the quality of the products was highlighted through the clerk’s thorough knowledge of each product’s features and benefits. For over a decade, the feeder was packaged in a simple brown corrugated cardboard box so as not to add cost. Inventor Peter Kilham eschewed fancy packaging and believed the bird feeder’s design and quality construction would attest to its value. As retail environments changed, colored packaging with a marketing message was introduced. This feeder speaks for itself through its lasting place in many fond family memories and because of the enduring, sturdy construction that has remained reliable for decades. The A-6 is, by far, the most recognized (and most copied) bird feeder and has set the standard by which Droll Yankees still makes bird feeders to this day.

The newly re-launched A-6F bird feeder remains true to the standard set so long ago and is constructed of quality components that will stand the test of time. It has the same sturdy, long lasting parts and functions with ease. The silver powder coated ports, top, and base will keep seed contained and accessible to birds and will look good for years. The UV stabilized polycarbonate tube will not yellow with age. It is a great basic bird feeder for a variety of bird species that are attracted sunflower and sunflower seed mixes. Some things just can’t be improved upon.

With the addition of the A-6T Seed Tray, originally designed specifically for the A-6F, or any of Droll Yankees’ easily attachable seed trays, the feeding space can be increased to accommodate an even greater quantity of birds. Placement is facilitated, as in decades past, by the ability to hang it or mount it on a pole, using a ½” threaded insert. Other quality Droll Yankees accessories are available that allow the bird lover to fill, hang, and clean their feeder.

The Droll Yankees A-6 bird feeder is truly an icon in memories and backyards alike. It endures because of its simple perfection.
Visit http://www.drollyankees.com to learn more about feeding birds and to purchase bird feeding products.

In 1969, Droll Yankees started a bird feeding revolution with Model A-6F, the first tubular bird feeder. Since then, Droll Yankees has built on that success, continually developing innovative approaches to bird feeding that benefit both the birds and Droll Yankees customers. Generations of bird lovers have appreciated Droll Yankees’ quality construction, functional simplicity, and commitment to American workers. Droll Yankees offers a Lifetime Warranty Against Squirrel Damage and will replace any squirrel-damaged or defective parts, free of charge. To learn more about Droll Yankees’ products, visit drollyankees.com

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