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    Default Old GHS Cuckoo-Quail Weights

    I recently picked up a circa 1900 GHS cuckoo-quail clock. It came with two 1250g weights that were the same, and a third weight significantly more. I verified that it is a one-day clock. Usually such weights are affiliated with 8-day weights. I imagine that the two lower weights are not original to the clock. Does anyone know what size weights were original to such a clock?

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    Default Re: Old GHS Cuckoo-Quail Weights (By: MuensterMann)

    Often around 800 to 1000 gms.
    Willie X

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    Default Re: Old GHS Cuckoo-Quail Weights (By: Willie X)

    Wow, still an awful large amount of weight for a one day! Thanks Willie for the input!

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    Default Re: Old GHS Cuckoo-Quail Weights (By: MuensterMann)

    All three weights on mine are 3.2 pounds each.
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    Default Re: Old GHS Cuckoo-Quail Weights (By: shutterbug)

    Wow! Okay, 1451 grams each!! Perhaps the 1250g weights on mine are the original ones (well, the two of the three). Shutterbug, is yours a GHS clock as well and do you believe your weights are original?

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    Default Re: Old GHS Cuckoo-Quail Weights (By: MuensterMann)

    I have a GHS 8 Day cuckoo and it runs a pair of 3.5kilo pinecone weights, try to run lighter weights and it doesn't like it, so it sounds like your weights are about right.

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    Default Re: Old GHS Cuckoo-Quail Weights (By: MuensterMann)

    Quote Originally Posted by MuensterMann View Post
    Wow! Okay, 1451 grams each!! Perhaps the 1250g weights on mine are the original ones (well, the two of the three). Shutterbug, is yours a GHS clock as well and do you believe your weights are original?

    I'm not sure, Muenster. It's an old one though
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    Default Re: Old GHS Cuckoo-Quail Weights (By: shutterbug)

    Here is a photo of this cuckoo quail. The movement has pins to hold the plates. Any information on this clock - such as the age? I know that it is probably somewhere between 1890 and 1910. Also, here is a photo of one of the two weights that are the same. It has a 2 1/2 on it, probably for 2.5 pounds (1133g), although the weights weight about 1210 and 1260g.

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    Default Re: Old GHS Cuckoo-Quail Weights (By: MuensterMann)

    Muenster, your clock appears as model 4083 on the GHS 1905 catalogue. Of course, the production of the model could start earlier than that.

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    Default Re: Old GHS Cuckoo-Quail Weights (By: ballistarius)

    Same mark as on my weight (only one has a mark). Yes, 1905 sounds real close.
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    Default Re: Old GHS Cuckoo-Quail Weights (By: shutterbug)

    Thanks all for the information!

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    Default Re: Old GHS Cuckoo-Quail Weights (By: MuensterMann)

    My pleasure!
    BTW, is the model number '4083' handwritten on the backboard of your clock?

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    Default Re: Old GHS Cuckoo-Quail Weights (By: ballistarius)

    I looked at the back door, inside and outside and didn't find any model number. I looked inside the clock as well and didn't see any number. The only writings I find on the back door are dates of service in the 50s, 60s, and 70s and the name of the repairman.

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    Default Re: Old GHS Cuckoo-Quail Weights (By: MuensterMann)

    Many thanks
    I asked you because my GHS cuckoo has the model number handwritten on the backboard. Recently, another GHS cuckoo appeared on this MB and it too had the model number handwritten on the backboard. I was carrying some sort of informal survey...

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