Thank you everyone for the kind words on the clock.
The hands are ivory, the numerals are bone... both are original and not modern/re carved. The whole clock was in spectacular original condition. I haven't done a thing to it other then a light wax.
Here is a recent acquisition...
A monumental Black Forest musical shelf clock.
The case is oak and exquisitely carved. Two large eagles on top with a hound chasing a stag at the base. The clock is 43" tall, 31" wide. The dial (without the bezel) is 12".
The clock has a massive solid brass...
I sold a 50 hour Beha spring powered cuckoo to a individual in Dayton OH. He has no clock experience. The new owner is having trouble setting the clock up. He is looking for someone who can do a house call and hang the cuckoo and get it in beat. Can anyone recommend someone in this area who...
This one is cuckoo with music. Six tunes. The second door opens to show a seated man playing a zither as the music plays.
The clock is unsigned, unsure of the maker. C.1900
The movement was made by Burger Söhne
It has been awhile since I posted here. I picked this up last month. Beautiful carved case with two full relief eagles. Carving is exquisite, some of the best detail work I have seen on a large cuckoo. Family of ibexes at the base. This one has a six tune music box.
Here is a monster cuckoo I'm currently working on... 4 foot example.
It's unusual as all the animals are alive, nothing is dead. Carving is exquisite (see pics). This one also has a six tune music box. Needs some caring restoration and an overhaul.
Ill update it here when finished.
Thank you for the feedback. The clock is a large Emilian Wehrle shelf trumpeter, so the cost for a proper restoration is easily justified.
I will contact Elyria metal spinning. Thanks again to both of you.
I am restoring a clock that is missing its bezel.
The bezel should be brass, about 7" in diameter, will have a hinge, and will hold a flat piece of glass.
Does anyone have any contacts who can make a bezel like described.
I can provide a sample to copy and detailed drawings.
Any help is...
This is a new acquisition to my collection. I thought I would share it here.
Three train movement with quarter-hour and hour strike on 4 bells. Made for the French market.
The clock has a beautiful signature on the movement: ANDREAS ESCHLE IN SCHÖNWALD.
A very similar clock made by Eschle can...
Or focus on the high quality antique pieces. Many of the antique cuckoo clocks are high quality, beautiful, and continue to outpace most other clocks in value appreciation. I know several collectors who focus on buying and selling these clocks and do very well.
I think you can get it going with little effort. These blower style trumpeters are basically no different mechanically to the common cuckoo. The wood pipes are just substituted for reed/horn assemblies.