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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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Antique Vintage  Cookoo Clock Weights 11.2 ounces each Buy Now »

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Outstanding Antique Black Forest Cuckoo Clock Buy Now »
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VINTAGE SWITZERLAND MADE CUCKOO CLOCK Bid Now »

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Handcrafted GERMAN CUCKOO CLOCK !!Collectors item!! Bid Now » Buy Now »

Handcrafted GERMAN CUCKOO CLOCK !!Collectors item!!

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HUNTERS CUCKOO CLOCK WOOD SIDE PANELS &DOORS Buy Now »
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Antique Wooden Coo Coo Clock Made In Germany For Parts Repair 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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Antique Wooden Cookoo Clock, Handyman Special, In Parts, Germany, Regula Works Buy Now »

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

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

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Vintage Black Forrest Cookoo Clock Case 12" x 10 /12" x 5 1/2" Late 60's. Buy Now »

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Plastic Cuckoo Clock Bird 3 1/8" Longe w/ mounting hardware Buy Now »
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Antique Vintage  Cookoo Clock Weights 9.3 ounces each Buy Now »

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Coo Coo Clock Bellows.  Working.  3 1/4" 1 3/4" Buy Now »

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ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST THREE BIRD STYLE CUCKOO CLOCK Buy Now »

ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST THREE BIRD STYLE CUCKOO CLOCK

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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 German Cookoo Coo Coo Clock Small Cottage Case 7 1/2" x 5" x  5 Buy Now »

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