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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 GERMAN CUCKOO CLOCK-Regula 25  German Cuckoo Clock Movement.- for Parts Bid Now »

Vintage GERMAN CUCKOO CLOCK-Regula 25 German Cuckoo Clock Movement.- for Parts

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Vintage WEST GERMAN BLK. FOREST HAND CARVED CUCKOO w/SQUIRRELS Schneider Sohne Bid Now »
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FANTASTIC* OLD GERMAN COLORFUL BLUE BIRD CUCKOO CLOCK Bid Now »

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BEAUTIFUL *  OLD GERMAN BLK, FOREST CUCKOO CLOCK w/ 3 Colorful Birds Bid Now »

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German Black Forest US Zone Two Bird Musical Box Cuckoo Clock Bid Now » Buy Now »

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ANTIQUE ORNATE GERMAN REGULA 30 HOUR THREE WEIGHT CUCKOO WALL CLOCK 2MS Bid Now »

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Germany, Black Forest shelf cuckoo, oak and oak veneered case with ebonized m... Bid Now »
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German Black Forest 30 hours, carved walnut cuckoo wall clock, c1905 Bid Now »
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Black Forest, Germany 30 hours, walnut cuckoo weight driven wall clock with w... Bid Now »
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Vintage Animated Black Forrest Cookoo Clock with Rabbit & Fawn move when Chimes Bid Now » Buy Now »

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Vintage E. Schmeckenbecher Regula Cuckoo Clock Movement 25 Two Weight Germany Buy Now »

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