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    Default American Cuckoo Clock Company

    Can any one please give me a bit of the history of the American Cuckoo Clock Company of Philadelphia, PA. A friend has a rather large, time only (no cuckoo) clock made by this company. But it does have a hammer and a coiled gong is mounted on the removeable back door. Her family has told her the clock is "at least" 100 years old, but it has "Made in Germany" on both the dial and the movement.

    She says her great uncle removed the cuckoo, but there are no unused holes or brackets or arms that might have held and operated the bird. There are slots on both sides above the movement in which a mounting board may have fit and there are two holes for the second chain in the base of the case.

    Any info would be most appreciated.

    Thank you.

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    Default American Cuckoo Clock Company (RE: RobertG)

    My understanding is that the American Cuckoo Clock Co. manufactured the cases, but used German movements. I gave my daughter and son-in-law a "mission" or "arts and crafts" style cuckoo clock that was made by this company in about 1918. I had picked it up at an antique show several years ago in the Chicago area. It's an unusual looking clock that a lot of people comment on. You'll often find more traditional looking cuckoo clocks by this company for sale on eBay, but I've only seen one or two of the mission style clocks in the last several years. Have you tried a search of this site for additional history?

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    Default American Cuckoo Clock Company (RE: RobertG)

    Bill:

    Thank you for the info.

    Yes, I did a MB search on the name of this company, but the info was minimal. I am hoping someone can give me approximate dates that the company was in business under the Cuckoo name.

    RobertG

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    Default American Cuckoo Clock Company (RE: RobertG)

    Thank you, Phil.

    RobertG

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    Default American Cuckoo Clock Company (RE: RobertG)

    There was also the "Cuckoo Clock Mfg. Co." I think they were a distributer of clocks and had their name put on them, in about the 1950s to 1970s. Kieninger made some of the clocks for them. They sold cuckoo clocks as well as other types. This is the company I thought you were talking about at first, but I wonder if maybe they changed their name in the 1950s from American Cuckoo Clock to Cuckoo Clock Mfg. Co.?

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    Default American Cuckoo Clock Company (RE: RobertG)

    Andy:

    From searchs on this MB, I understand the American Cuckoo Clock Co. became the American Chime Clock Co., but when that happened I have no idea.

    RobertG

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    Default American Cuckoo Clock Company (RE: RobertG)

    Hi RobertG, here is a link to the Historical Clock and Watch Research site. This is a free listing so I dont believe I'm violating any rights. It should fill in some blanks
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    Jim:

    Thank you very much. That is what I needed.

    RobertG

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    i have a cuckoo clock from the amercan cuckoo clock company with the number 26314 or 26814 does this mean anything?
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    I have old clock with the numbers 26314 or 26814 on it does this mean nything tring to find out if its worth anything

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