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Antique Cuckoo Clocks

Contrary to popular belief, the cuckoo clock apparently did not originate in the Black Forest in Germany, but it probably did originate in Germany. The earliest known description of a cuckoo clock was written in 1629 by a German nobleman named Philipp Hainhofer, who described a clock owned by a German Prince. Over the next century, the concept spread slowly, with additional descriptions and drawings of cuckoo clocks published in musical handbooks and other printed materials.

Around 1740 to 1750, the first clockmakers in the Black Forest began making cuckoo clocks. These clockmakers refined the design and construction of the clocks, making technical improvements to it and developing the beautiful design that we now recognize as the traditional Black Forest cuckoo clock.

In addition to the richly carved and decorated casings of the cuckoo clock, they are distinctively different from other clocks because they use the call of the cuckoo bird instead of the more conventional bell, gong, or chime. Some modern cuckoo clocks use a recording of an actual cuckoo bird call, but the traditional cuckoo clock created the call through the use of 2 organ pipes, tuned and timed to mimic the sound of the cuckoo.

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Antique Coocoo Clock Lot 2319 Bid Now »

Antique Coocoo Clock Lot 2319

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Vintage Wooden Cuckoo Clock Lot 3374

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 German Cuckoo Clock with Music Box, Circa 1930-50, Made by Cuckoo Clock Mfg. Co Bid Now » Buy Now »

German Cuckoo Clock with Music Box, Circa 1930-50, Made by Cuckoo Clock Mfg. Co

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TWO GERMAN CUCKOO CLOCKS IN HUNTER STYLE FOR ONE MONEY BOTH ARE COMPLETE CLOCKS Bid Now »

TWO GERMAN CUCKOO CLOCKS IN HUNTER STYLE FOR ONE MONEY BOTH ARE COMPLETE CLOCKS

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ANTIQUE GERMAN G.H.S. DEER STYLE CUCKOO CLOCK FROM THE LATE 1800'S Bid Now »

ANTIQUE GERMAN G.H.S. DEER STYLE CUCKOO CLOCK FROM THE LATE 1800'S

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ANTIQUE GERMAN STAGG HEAD QUAIL CUCKOO CLOCK Buy Now »

ANTIQUE GERMAN STAGG HEAD QUAIL CUCKOO CLOCK

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Old, antique, vintage McCoy Coo-coo clock wallpocket.

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PAIR OF VINTAGE LARGE HEAVY CUCKOO CLOCK 'PINE CONE' SHAPED WEIGHTS Buy Now »

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Five (5) Coo Coo Clocks. Condition Varies. The Gallery does Not warra... Lot 120 Bid Now »

Five (5) Coo Coo Clocks. Condition Varies. The Gallery does Not warra... Lot 120

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Mid 20th Century German Coo-Coo Clock. Not in Working Condition. Ship... Lot 251 Bid Now »

Mid 20th Century German Coo-Coo Clock. Not in Working Condition. Ship... Lot 251

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Wooden Coo Coo Clock. Unsigned. Good Condition. Shipping $20.00 Lot 232 Bid Now »

Wooden Coo Coo Clock. Unsigned. Good Condition. Shipping $20.00 Lot 232

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VINTAGE CUCKOO SWINGING CLOCK OB Lot 292 Bid Now »

VINTAGE CUCKOO SWINGING CLOCK OB Lot 292

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Old Carved Owl Family Black Forest Cuckoo Clock~Spinning Figures~3 Pinecone Wts Bid Now »

Old Carved Owl Family Black Forest Cuckoo Clock ~ Spinning Figures ~ 3 Pinecone Wts

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Emil Schmeckenbecher Black forest brown cuckoo clock,1980's,wood,works! Buy Now »

Emil Schmeckenbecher Black forest brown cuckoo clock,1980's,wood,works!

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