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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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FABULOUS* OLD GERMAN BLK. FOREST HUNTING THEME CUCKOO Bid Now »

FABULOUS* OLD GERMAN BLK. FOREST HUNTING THEME CUCKOO

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OLD GERMAN BLACK FOREST CUCKOO CLOCK WITH ORIGINAL INSTRUCTION MANUAL*VINTAGE.. Bid Now »

OLD GERMAN BLACK FOREST CUCKOO CLOCK WITH ORIGINAL INSTRUCTION MANUAL*VINTAGE..

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

German Black Forest US Zone Two Bird Musical Box Cuckoo Clock

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Antique German Cookoo Clock - Good Condition!

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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 »

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

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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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Large Chalet Cuckoo Clock

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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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Plastic Cuckoo Clock Bird 3 1/8" Longe w/ mounting hardware Buy Now »
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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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Antique Vintage Cookoo Clock Weights 11.2 ounces each

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