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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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CARVED WOODEN GERMAN CUCKOO CLOCK WITH HANGING GAME ANIMALS. HAS WEI... Lot 1162

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

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

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

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ANTIQUE GERMAN G.H.S. DEER STYLE CUCKOO CLOCK FROM THE LATE 1800'S Buy Now »

ANTIQUE GERMAN G.H.S. DEER STYLE CUCKOO CLOCK FROM THE LATE 1800'S

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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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Coo-coo Clock, West Germany Lot 320 Bid Now »

Coo-coo Clock, West Germany Lot 320

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Vintage AUGUST C KEEBLER Mini Cuckoo Clock ,ESTATE,OLD CLOCK Bid Now »

Vintage AUGUST C KEEBLER Mini Cuckoo Clock ,ESTATE,OLD CLOCK

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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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German Cuckoo Clock with Music Box, Circa 1930-50, Made by Cuckoo Clock Mfg. Co

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Clock, Wooden Cuckoo, Bavarian, 1940s Lot 1416 Bid Now »

Clock, Wooden Cuckoo, Bavarian, 1940s Lot 1416

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Clock, German Cuckoo, Kuner Band Musical Lot 1425

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Antique Carved Wooden Cuckoo Clock - Very Detailed - Estate Sale Bid Now »

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RARE cuckoo clock A Schneider Sohne west germany, Birds feeding young move

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