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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 Walnut Black Forest Style Cuckoo Clock Bid Now »

Vintage Walnut Black Forest Style Cuckoo Clock

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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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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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West Germany 1 day musical chalet coocoo clock Bid Now »

West Germany 1 day musical chalet coocoo clock

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German Cuckoo Mfg. Style King Brass Mantel Clock with Westminster Chimes As-Is Bid Now »

German Cuckoo Mfg. Style King Brass Mantel Clock with Westminster Chimes As-Is

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VINTAGE CUCKOO CLOCK WEIGHTS 4 WEIGHTS 3 DIFFERENT SIZES Bid Now »

VINTAGE CUCKOO CLOCK WEIGHTS 4 WEIGHTS 3 DIFFERENT SIZES

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

UNIQUE WEST GERMANY CUCKOO CLOCK WITH PENDULUM AND WEIGHTS

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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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SCHATZ SMALL 8 DAY CUCKOO CLOCK Lot 137 Bid Now »

SCHATZ SMALL 8 DAY CUCKOO CLOCK Lot 137

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MoMa MUJI White-hanging clocks cuckoo clocks NEW New Buy Now »

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Antique German Cuckoo Clock Miniature Un Tested No Key Bid Now »

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VINTAGE CUCKOO CLOCK WEIGHTS 4 WEIGHTS 3 DIFFERENT SIZES Bid Now »

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BLACK FOREST GERMAN COO COO CLOCK (EARLY 1900S) GREAT CONDITION. Buy Now »
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BLACK FOREST GERMAN COO COO CLOCK (EARLY 1900S) GREAT CONDITION.

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Antique Cuckoo Clock Mfg. Co Mantle Clock For Parts FREE Ship ! Buy Now »
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Cuckoo Clock Weights - Matched set 3.25 Pounds - Acorn Buy Now »

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

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