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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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 ViNTAGE OLD GERMAN CUCKOO BiRD CLOCK SMALL 7 1/2" tall 1 PiNECONE WEiGHT Buy Now »

ViNTAGE OLD GERMAN CUCKOO BiRD CLOCK SMALL 7 1/2" tall 1 PiNECONE WEiGHT

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BLACK FOREST CUCKOO CLOCK. Lot 1151 Bid Now »

BLACK FOREST CUCKOO CLOCK. Lot 1151

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SWC-Tall Case Cuckoo Clock w/ Wooden Works, CT, c.1820 Buy Now »

SWC-Tall Case Cuckoo Clock w/ Wooden Works, CT, c.1820

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NICE LARGE RARE WORKING ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST DEEPLY CARVED CUCKOO CLOCK! Bid Now »

NICE LARGE RARE WORKING ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST DEEPLY CARVED CUCKOO CLOCK!

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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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Vintage Black Forrest Cookoo Clock Case 12" x 10 /12" x 5 1/2" Late 60's. Buy Now »

Vintage Black Forrest Cookoo Clock Case 12" x 10 /12" x 5 1/2" Late 60's.

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Plastic Cuckoo Clock Bird 3 1/8" Longe w/ mounting hardware Buy Now »
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Plastic Cuckoo Clock Bird 3 1/8" Longe w/ mounting hardware

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Antique Vintage  Cookoo Clock Weights 9.3 ounces each Buy Now »

Antique Vintage Cookoo Clock Weights 9.3 ounces each

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

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

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Negative For An Antique Cuckoo Clock

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Antique Wooden Coo Coo Clock Made In Germany For Parts Repair Buy Now »

Antique Wooden Coo Coo Clock Made In Germany For Parts Repair

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Pendell 40 cm cuckoo clock movement

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Cuckoo Clock Movement 25/1-X

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