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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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Deer head carved German Cuckoo clock working Lot 179A Bid Now »

Deer head carved German Cuckoo clock working Lot 179A

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ANTIQUE HUGE  EXTRA LARGE 2 TUNE 42 inch  CARVED CUCKOO CLOCK GERMANY HUNTING Bid Now »

ANTIQUE HUGE EXTRA LARGE 2 TUNE 42 inch CARVED CUCKOO CLOCK GERMANY HUNTING

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VINTAGE GERMAN CUCKOO CLOCK HUNTER MODEL IN GOOD RUNNING CONDITION Bid Now »

VINTAGE GERMAN CUCKOO CLOCK HUNTER MODEL IN GOOD RUNNING CONDITION

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ANTIQUE GERMAN HAND CARVED CUCKOO CLOCKCLOCK Bid Now »

ANTIQUE GERMAN HAND CARVED CUCKOO CLOCKCLOCK

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

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

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Pendulum Cuckoo Wall Clock - Walnut Buy Now »

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Cuckoo Clock "weights guard" - Black Forest German 8-Day - custom made P-1940 Buy Now »

Cuckoo Clock "weights guard" - Black Forest German 8-Day - custom made P-1940

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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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English Cuckoo Clock Buy Now »
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Vintage Black Forest Carved Walnut Cuckoo Clock Game Theme Bid Now »

Vintage Black Forest Carved Walnut Cuckoo Clock Game Theme

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Cuckoo Clock Movement 25-S

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Large Exceptional Antique Black Forest Carved Cuckoo Clock Hunt Deer Fox Bird Buy Now »
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SWC-Tall Case Cuckoo Clock w/ Wooden Works, CT, c.1820 Buy Now »

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