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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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Black Forest German 8-Day Cuckoo Clock decorative weights cage post-1940 Buy Now »

Black Forest German 8-Day Cuckoo Clock decorative weights cage post-1940

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Vintage Regula German Cuckoo Clock for Parts or Repair Working Now Bid Now »

Vintage Regula German Cuckoo Clock for Parts or Repair Working Now

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Vintage Heco Regula German Cuckoo Clock for Parts or Repair Bid Now »

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BLACK FOREST HUNTING LODGE CUCKOO WALL CLOCK, Germ Lot 837 Bid Now »

BLACK FOREST HUNTING LODGE CUCKOO WALL CLOCK, Germ Lot 837

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UNIQUE SMALL WEST GERMANY CUCKOO CLOCK WITH PENDULUM AND WEIGHTS Bid Now »

UNIQUE SMALL WEST GERMANY CUCKOO CLOCK WITH PENDULUM AND WEIGHTS

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Cuckoo Clock Lot 375 Bid Now »

Cuckoo Clock Lot 375

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LOT Antique German Clock PARTS Haid 1050-020 351 Hermle 451-053 Movement Cuckoo~ Buy Now »

LOT Antique German Clock PARTS Haid 1050-020 351 Hermle 451-053 Movement Cuckoo ~

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RARE HUGE 60", 5 FT, BLACK FOREST MUSICAL CUCKOO CLOCK, HUNTERS THEME C-1960-70 Bid Now » Buy Now »

RARE HUGE 60", 5 FT, BLACK FOREST MUSICAL CUCKOO CLOCK, HUNTERS THEME C-1960-70

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Large Ornate Carved Black Forest Cuckoo Clock:, Stag and Doe with Bir... Lot 178 Bid Now »

Large Ornate Carved Black Forest Cuckoo Clock:, Stag and Doe with Bir... Lot 178

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Black Forest Carved Deer and Hanging Game Cuckoo Clock, 3 Weight: 53" T Lot 179 Bid Now »

Black Forest Carved Deer and Hanging Game Cuckoo Clock, 3 Weight: 53" T Lot 179

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West Germany 1 day musical chalet coocoo clock Bid Now »

West Germany 1 day musical chalet coocoo clock

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Antique Cuckoo Clock Mfg. Co Mantle Clock For Parts FREE Ship ! Buy Now »
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Cuckoo Clock, Black Forest, Germany, 30 hour carved dark-stained wood... Lot 163 Bid Now »

Cuckoo Clock, Black Forest, Germany, 30 hour carved dark-stained wood... Lot 163

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Clocks- 2 (Two) Cuckoo German 2 weight carved wood hanging clocks: (1... Lot 363 Bid Now »

Clocks- 2 (Two) Cuckoo German 2 weight carved wood hanging clocks: (1... Lot 363

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Cuckoo Clock, German, walnut highly ornate carved case and pendulum, ... Lot 164 Bid Now »

Cuckoo Clock, German, walnut highly ornate carved case and pendulum, ... Lot 164

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German 8 day carved walnut cuckoo clock, "Lion of Lucerne" motif comm... Lot 230 Bid Now »

German 8 day carved walnut cuckoo clock, "Lion of Lucerne" motif comm... Lot 230

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Clocks- 2 (Two) Cuckoo, Germany: ''AF" 3 weight cuckoo and quail with... Lot 365 Bid Now »

Clocks- 2 (Two) Cuckoo, Germany: ''AF" 3 weight cuckoo and quail with... Lot 365

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Clocks- 2 (Two) Cuckoo Black Forest German 30 hour: hanging weight dr... Lot 362 Bid Now »

Clocks- 2 (Two) Cuckoo Black Forest German 30 hour: hanging weight dr... Lot 362

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Clocks- 2 (Two) Cuckoo German Black Forest 30 hour 2 weight hanging c... Lot 364 Bid Now »

Clocks- 2 (Two) Cuckoo German Black Forest 30 hour 2 weight hanging c... Lot 364

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MUJI Cuckoo Clock [White - Standard size] Buy Now »
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Cuckoo Clock Movement 25/1-X

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BLACK FOREST GERMAN COO COO CLOCK (EARLY 1900S) GREAT CONDITION. Buy Now »
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Cuckoo Clock Weights - Matched set 3.25 Pounds - Acorn Buy Now »

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

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Vintage 1977 Durham Industriea Munature Brass Metal Cuckoo Clock #46 Buy Now »

Vintage 1977 Durham Industriea Munature Brass Metal Cuckoo Clock #46

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