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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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BEAUTIFUL RARE VTG GERMAN DAM.WIEDEL ANIMATED WOOD BIRD MOTION CUCKOO WALL CLOCK Bid Now »

BEAUTIFUL RARE VTG GERMAN DAM.WIEDEL ANIMATED WOOD BIRD MOTION CUCKOO WALL CLOCK

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Antique Wooden Cookoo Clock, Handyman Special, In Parts, Germany, Regula Works Bid Now » Buy Now »

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 CASSEL SMALL CUCKOO CLOCK WITH COLORFUL WOOD ACCENTS 7" X 5-1/4" X 3-1/2" Buy Now »

CASSEL SMALL CUCKOO CLOCK WITH COLORFUL WOOD ACCENTS 7" X 5-1/4" X 3-1/2"

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Lotscher Swiss Made cuckoo clock Bid Now »

Lotscher Swiss Made cuckoo clock

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TWO ANTIQUE GERMAN CUCKOO WALL CLOCKS WEIGHTS PENDULUM 1A Bid Now »

TWO ANTIQUE GERMAN CUCKOO WALL CLOCKS WEIGHTS PENDULUM 1A

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ANTIQUE GERMAN REGULA CUCKOO WALL CLOCK WEIGHTS, PENDULUM, & TOPPER  2A Bid Now »

ANTIQUE GERMAN REGULA CUCKOO WALL CLOCK WEIGHTS, PENDULUM, & TOPPER 2A

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ANTIQUE GERMAN CARVED 8 DAY REGULA CUCKOO WALL CLOCK WEIGHTS, AND PENDULUM 3A Bid Now »

ANTIQUE GERMAN CARVED 8 DAY REGULA CUCKOO WALL CLOCK WEIGHTS, AND PENDULUM 3A

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Vintage Miniature Cuckoo Style Hand Painted Pendulum Wall Clock made in Canada Bid Now »

Vintage Miniature Cuckoo Style Hand Painted Pendulum Wall Clock made in Canada

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Large Chalet Cuckoo Clock

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Antique German Cookoo Clock - Good Condition! Bid Now »

Antique German Cookoo Clock - Good Condition!

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Antique Handmade CooKoo Clock (for Parts or Restoration) Bid Now »

Antique Handmade CooKoo Clock (for Parts or Restoration)

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VINTAGE TRADITIONAL GERMAN WOODEN CUCKOO CLOCK WITH WEIGHTS-8" X 6" X 5"! Bid Now »

VINTAGE TRADITIONAL GERMAN WOODEN CUCKOO CLOCK WITH WEIGHTS-8" X 6" X 5"!

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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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Biedermeier Brass Mounted Rosewood Cuckoo Bracket Clock Attributed to Kettere... Bid Now »

Biedermeier Brass Mounted Rosewood Cuckoo Bracket Clock Attributed to Kettere...

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Antique Vintage German Cookoo Coo Coo Clock  Finial Trim Front Rabbit & Bird Buy Now »

Antique Vintage German Cookoo Coo Coo Clock Finial Trim Front Rabbit & Bird

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Antique Vintage Black Forrest Cookoo Clock Case 12" x 10 /12" x 5 1/2" Buy Now »

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Plastic Cuckoo Clock Bird 3 1/8" Longe w/ mounting hardware Buy Now »
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Negative For An Antique Cuckoo Clock

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Vintage German Cuckoo Clock Black Forest

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VINTAGE 1950'S JAPANESE "POPPO" TEZUKA BLONDE CUCKOO CLOCK Buy Now »

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GOLDEN SPIKE WESTERN TRAIN CUCKOO CLOCK TRAINS LOCOMOTIVE Buy Now »

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Antique Vintage  Cookoo Clock Weights 11.2 ounces each Buy Now »

Antique Vintage Cookoo Clock Weights 11.2 ounces each

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Antique Wooden Coo Coo Clock Made In Germany For Parts Repair

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