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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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VTG/ANTIQUE Schmeckenbecher Germany Regula Musical Dancers Cuckoo Clock Bid Now »

VTG/ANTIQUE Schmeckenbecher Germany Regula Musical Dancers Cuckoo Clock

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German carved and painted wood cuckoo clock with Glockenspiel Bid Now »

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Hunters cuckoo clock antique pre 1930's Buy Now »
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Hunters cuckoo clock antique pre 1930's

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Antique German Carved Black Forest Cuckoo Clock - Project Clock No Reserve Bid Now »

Antique German Carved Black Forest Cuckoo Clock - Project Clock No Reserve

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GORGEOUS* OLD GERMAN BLK. FOREST CUCKOO CLOCK w/BLUE BIRD Bid Now »

GORGEOUS* OLD GERMAN BLK. FOREST CUCKOO CLOCK w/BLUE BIRD

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Vintage Animated Black Forrest Cookoo Clock with Rabbit & Fawn move when Chimes Bid Now » Buy Now »

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

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VTG GERMAN MUSICAL ANIMATED-MOTION HUNTERS WOOD CUCKOO WALL CLOCK WITH DANCERS ! Bid Now »

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

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Antique Vintage 1260 ET Cookoo Clock Weights 2 pounds 12.4 oz ea. Lot of 2 Buy Now »

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

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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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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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Vintage E. Schmeckenbecher Regula Cuckoo Clock Movement 25 Two Weight Germany Buy Now »

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Antique Vintage  Cookoo Clock Weights 11.2 ounces each Buy Now »

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Antique German Coo Coo Clock, music box, and Thermometer,with German Scenes Buy Now »

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German Black Forest US Zone Two Bird Musical Box Cuckoo Clock 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 »

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ANTIQUE CUCKOO CHIME SHELF MANTEL CLOCK WORKING CARVED BLACK FOREST c1880 GERMAN Buy Now »

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