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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 GERMAN CUCKOO AND MUSIC CHALET WALL CLOCK IN PERFECT RUNNING CONDITION Bid Now »

ANTIQUE GERMAN CUCKOO AND MUSIC CHALET WALL CLOCK IN PERFECT RUNNING CONDITION

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Black forrest cookoo top Bid Now »

Black forrest cookoo top

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Cuckoo Clock Movement 25/1-X

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 old Antique CUCKOO CLOCK Running with Weights, LARGE German Black Forest - L00k Bid Now »

old Antique CUCKOO CLOCK Running with Weights, LARGE German Black Forest - L00k

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Albino cuckoo  clock.   Very rare white wood early 1800s cuckoo  clock. Buy Now »

Albino cuckoo clock. Very rare white wood early 1800s cuckoo clock.

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Hunters Theme Musical Cuckoo Clock Baduf Germany Vintage Antique As-Is No Res.! Bid Now »

Hunters Theme Musical Cuckoo Clock Baduf Germany Vintage Antique As-Is No Res.!

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Cuckoo Clock Movment 420 Buy Now »

Cuckoo Clock Movment 420

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German cuckoo 30 hour clock & thermometer Lot 131 Bid Now »

German cuckoo 30 hour clock & thermometer Lot 131

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Lux 30 hour miniature cuckoo clock Lot 134 Bid Now »

Lux 30 hour miniature cuckoo clock Lot 134

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Lux 30 hour miniature cuckoo clock Lot 133 Bid Now »

Lux 30 hour miniature cuckoo clock Lot 133

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Lux 30 hour miniature cuckoo clock Lot 132 Bid Now »

Lux 30 hour miniature cuckoo clock Lot 132

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Two clocks including a mantle clock by Gebruder Junghans and a cuckoo... Lot 418 Bid Now »

Two clocks including a mantle clock by Gebruder Junghans and a cuckoo... Lot 418

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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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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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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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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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Emil Schmeckenbecher Villingen/ Black Forest Cuckoo clock No. 605 FB Mint In Box Buy Now »

Emil Schmeckenbecher Villingen/ Black Forest Cuckoo clock No. 605 FB Mint In Box

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