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    Default Need Help Identifying German Cuckoo Clock

    Hey All,
    I recently inherited an older looking cuckoo clock. Im trying to ID it and try and get a date of manufacture. It says "Cuckoo Clock MFG CO INC" and "100/171" on the inside. On the back it says "4g" and "GERMANY". Im assuming that its during or pre World War 2 because it doesnt say west or east germany. Any help is much appreciated! Thanks!
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    Default Re: Need Help Identifying German Cuckoo Clock (RE: CrazyHippie)

    Hi, crazyhippie, welcome to the message board. If you could take the back off your clock and post a picture of the movement, and tell us anything stamped on it, we could possibly narrow down it's age. Not saying West Germany on the clock doesn't mean anything, as not all clocks made after 1949, when West Germany first appeared, were so stamped.
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    Default Re: Need Help Identifying German Cuckoo Clock (RE: harold bain)

    Quote Originally Posted by harold bain View Post
    Hi, crazyhippie, welcome to the message board. If you could take the back off your clock and post a picture of the movement, and tell us anything stamped on it, we could possibly narrow down it's age. Not saying West Germany on the clock doesn't mean anything, as not all clocks made after 1949, when West Germany first appeared, were so stamped.
    Thanks for the reply. Here is the pic of the inside. It says "Cuckoo Clock MFG CO INC Germany" and "100/171" on the inside.
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    Default Re: Need Help Identifying German Cuckoo Clock (RE: CrazyHippie)

    One more question. Is the bird wooden, or plastic?
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    Default Re: Need Help Identifying German Cuckoo Clock (RE: harold bain)

    Quote Originally Posted by harold bain View Post
    One more question. Is the bird wooden, or plastic?
    The big bird on top? Or the Cuckoo itself? The bird on top is wood, the cuckoo appears to be plastic. I can get pic of it if it would help.

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    Default Re: Need Help Identifying German Cuckoo Clock (RE: CrazyHippie)

    If the cuckoo bird that pops out is plastic, then I would date your clock to after WW11, probably from the 1950's to 1960's. I don't think it can be narrowed down much more than this.
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    Default Re: Need Help Identifying German Cuckoo Clock (RE: harold bain)

    Quote Originally Posted by harold bain View Post
    If the cuckoo bird that pops out is plastic, then I would date your clock to after WW11, probably from the 1950's to 1960's. I don't think it can be narrowed down much more than this.
    Alright Thank!

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    Default Re: Need Help Identifying German Cuckoo Clock (RE: CrazyHippie)

    Hi
    It does have the inside star wheel and wooden flutes.
    I'd think that would put it on the older end.
    Harold is much better than I am at dating.
    It is also interesting, the push rods for the bellows
    look to be square. I don't think I've seen that before.
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