- First transplant of human eye
- First automatic teller machine ATM is installed in the United States
- Creation of ARPANET, the predecessor of the Internet
- First Manned Moon Landing
- Battery Powered Smoke Detector
- First tube feeder invented 1969
In 1969, Peter Kilham developed the first tubular bird feeder, leading to a new and exciting approach in bird feeding. As an artist, engineer and inventor, he cared about using quality materials and innovative design to create a feeder that birds loved and people found easy to use.
Kilham wanted his new feeder to have multiple feeding stations, discourage squirrels, protect the seed from weather, prevent larger birds from feeding, and the ability to use a variety of seeds for feeding. Today, they are one of the most popular feeders.
Wild Birds Unlimited tubular feeders feature a revolutionary removable base. The WBU Quick-Clean™ Seed Tube Feeders are a snap to clean. A quick press of two buttons and the base pops off for easy access.
The feeder attracts birds such as finches, nuthatches, chickadees and woodpeckers. It comes with a lifetime guarantee that includes raccoon and squirrel damage which is surely a testament to the quality of our feeders. The tube of the feeder is a UV-stabilized, clear polycarbonate that protects the food from the sun's rays and won't yellow with age. Also as with most of the Wild Birds Unlimited products it’s made in the USA!