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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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RARE GERMAN "FOX & THE GRAPES" CARVED WOOD 2-WEIGHT REGULA ANIMATED CUCKOO CLOCK Bid Now »

RARE GERMAN "FOX & THE GRAPES" CARVED WOOD 2-WEIGHT REGULA ANIMATED CUCKOO CLOCK

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FOR PARTS OLD GERMAN BLACK FOREST HUNTER CUCKOO CLOCK Bid Now »

FOR PARTS OLD GERMAN BLACK FOREST HUNTER CUCKOO CLOCK

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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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 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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ANTIQUE BLACK FOREST CUCKOO CLOCK GERMANY (FOR PARTS OR REPAIR) Bid Now »

ANTIQUE BLACK FOREST CUCKOO CLOCK GERMANY (FOR PARTS OR REPAIR)

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Cuckoo Clock Movment 420

Cuckoo clock movement (420). Made in west Germany.
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Vintage AUGUST C. KEEBLER Black Forest Style 6" Mini Cuckoo Clock w/ Blue Bird Bid Now »

Vintage AUGUST C. KEEBLER Black Forest Style 6" Mini Cuckoo Clock w/ Blue Bird

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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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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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Vintage Small Gust C. Keebler Co. Cuckoo Clock, Chicago Illinois Buy Now »

Vintage Small Gust C. Keebler Co. Cuckoo Clock, Chicago Illinois

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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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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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