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    Default Old Double Cuckoo Clock

    Hi,

    I have an older Cuckoo Clock that has two Cuckoos. The only identifying mark on the movement is the letter "H" which is engraved into the back plate.

    I am posting a picture of the clock and would appreciate any information that anyone might offer as to the age of the clock and it's manufacturer.

    I also have a smaller version of this same clock with a single cuckoo. That clock has no identification on it at all.


    Thanks in advance for any assistance provided.


    Ed Patnode

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    Default Old Double Cuckoo Clock (RE: Ed Patnode)

    Hi,

    I have an older Cuckoo Clock that has two Cuckoos. The only identifying mark on the movement is the letter "H" which is engraved into the back plate.

    I am posting a picture of the clock and would appreciate any information that anyone might offer as to the age of the clock and it's manufacturer.

    I also have a smaller version of this same clock with a single cuckoo. That clock has no identification on it at all.


    Thanks in advance for any assistance provided.


    Ed Patnode

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    Default Old Double Cuckoo Clock (RE: Ed Patnode)

    Hi
    Looks like a nice clock

    It looks like a Quail Cuckoo. With Quail Cuckoos one of the birds sounds on the once on the quarter, twice on the half, three times on the threequarter, and 4 times on the even hour and then the Cuckoo sounds the hour count.

    Tom
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    Default Old Double Cuckoo Clock (RE: Ed Patnode)

    Kloss' probably correct: "Quail cuckoo". Had one here for awhile but not long. WAAAY too much chirpin' fer me. "H"? Probably "Herr" - Hubert Herr mebbe . I find Herr to be a better quality movement than regulas.

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    Default Old Double Cuckoo Clock (RE: Ed Patnode)

    Definitely a cuckoo and quail (will have 3 bellows in it) and my best guess is that this is a Kiehl, probably 1900 or so, possibly earlier. Have you removed the movement? Sometimes there are markings on the front, but usually it is only "Germany" stamp. Some things to look for which may indicate maker: How are the birds mounted on the rod. Do the flute tubes have a mounting block or are they fixed (typically) with a screw in the flute tube itself. What is the chain (links per foot) and weight size?

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    Default Old Double Cuckoo Clock (RE: Ed Patnode)

    Ed,

    Dating a BF Cuckoo can be hard at times...

    Some of the Black Forest clock makers made their clocks with the most current trends, while others continued to produce them "they way they were taught" or "how there father made them"... so the rules used to date them are not always 100% but they can get you close.


    It would be best to see a picture of the movement, and a little more info.

    Your cuckoo clock case (railroad gate style) was very popular in the early 1900's.

    I have several old Black Forest catalogs from around 1900 to 1910 most of the cuckoos being sold look like yours.

    To help you date it, please post the following info:

    Is movement cast brass or was it stamped?

    Are the plates pinned or were nuts used?

    Also look at the bird... Is the bird wood? Is it well made, and real looking or does it have sharp edges and is "box looking"?

    What about the perch? Wood or brass?

    Is there any plywood on the case?

    From there we can get you in a close range of when it was made.

    Justin

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    Default Old Double Cuckoo Clock (RE: Ed Patnode)

    Thanks to all for your responses.

    I am attaching an additional picture taken from the back of the movement.

    The plates are brass and appear to be stamped.

    The movement is assembled with nuts, not pins.

    The birds both appear to be well made with wings and beaks that move as the bird cuckoos. Their perches ar wooden.

    There is no plywood in the case.

    The chain link count is 48 per foot.

    Thanks,

    Ed Patnode

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    Default Old Double Cuckoo Clock (RE: Ed Patnode)

    I forgot to attache the picture......

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    Default Old Double Cuckoo Clock (RE: Ed Patnode)

    Hi Ed
    Definitely a quail clock, and very nice, too!
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