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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 German Cookoo Clock - Good Condition!

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German cuckoo clock early 20th century Bid Now » Buy Now »
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Antique Brown Wooden Coo Coo Clock Made In Germany For Parts or Repair Bid Now » Buy Now »

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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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Vintage Cuckoo clock Black Forest made by Albert Schwab Bid Now » Buy Now »

Vintage Cuckoo clock Black Forest made by Albert Schwab

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Outstanding Antique Black Forest Cuckoo Clock Buy Now »

Outstanding Antique Black Forest Cuckoo Clock

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

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

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26 Assorted Cuckoo Clock Hands -Various Sizes & Styles - Steam Punk Art - Bid Now »

26 Assorted Cuckoo Clock Hands -Various Sizes & Styles - Steam Punk Art -

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STUNNING RARE WORKING ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST DEEPLY CARVED CUCKOO CLOCK! Bid Now »

STUNNING RARE WORKING ANTIQUE GERMAN BLACK FOREST DEEPLY CARVED CUCKOO CLOCK!

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German Black Forest carved wood cuckoo clock with dear head mount Lot 88 Bid Now »

German Black Forest carved wood cuckoo clock with dear head mount Lot 88

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German Game Coo-Coo Clock Lot 118 Bid Now »

German Game Coo-Coo Clock Lot 118

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VINTAGE WALL CUCKOO CLOCK - Two bird cuckoo clock having a vine and l... Lot 129 Bid Now »

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

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

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

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Antique Vintage Cookoo Clock Weights 9.3 ounces each

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PAIR OF VINTAGE LARGE HEAVY CUCKOO CLOCK 'PINE CONE' SHAPED WEIGHTS Buy Now »

PAIR OF VINTAGE LARGE HEAVY CUCKOO CLOCK 'PINE CONE' SHAPED WEIGHTS

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Old German Miniature CUCKOO Clock.

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Pendell 40 cm cuckoo clock movement

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Cuckoo Clock Movement 25/1-X

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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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