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    12 Tune Musical Black Forest Clock

    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...
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    clockmaker in Dayton Ohio

    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...
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    4 foot Heavily Carved Musical Cuckoo Clock

    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.
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    Making a Large Brass Bezel

    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...
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    Early Black Forest 4 Bell Quarter Hour Lacqured Shield C. 1830

    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...
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    An 18th Century Black Forest Flötenuhr with Blackbird Automata

    It has been awhile since I have shared on this forum. Today this clock arrived from Germany after undergoing a museum quality conservation/restoration, and I thought I would share it here. C. 1770 5 different "bird songs" at the hour on 12 pipes with blackbird automata. I took a 2 minute...
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    Early Jacob Bäuerle Tinplate Trumpeter Clock with Exposed Figure

    This is a recent acquisition for my collection. It is an early trumpeter clock made by Jacob Bäuerle of Furtwangen. Jacob has been credited as the inventor of the trumpeter clock, which was later perfected by Emilian Wehrle. Because he is the father of this design, I have wanted to find an...
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    Beha 932 Monk Clock with Cuckoo or Quail Complication

    I picked this clock up earlier this week. It was found in Colorado, about at 14 hour round trip drive from my home. The clock was discovered in a box in the garage of a lady that recently passed. The previous owner live in France for 40 years, and bought many antiques from the 1940's-80's. The...
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    Beha Cuckoo Clock with Echo Complication and Life-Size Exposed Bird

    I recently acquired a really exotic Beha cuckoo clock for my collection. This clock is really a fantastic piece. It has a 10.75" cuckoo bird the sits on the clocks pediment. The bird is carved from wood and painted. Its beak opens and wings flap with the call. The clock also has an echo...
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    Help With Identifying a Motif

    I recently acquired a clock that I feel is telling a story, beyond what initially meets the eye. I thought maybe some on this forum could give their opinions and insights... There are 5 figures that strike bells. This clock is a popular BF clock known as a Glockenschläger, however this one...
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    Review: Heinrich Engelmann; Schwarzwalduhren: Sammeln, Restaurieren, Bewahren

    A Beautiful Book, Documenting a Magnificent Collection of Black Forest Clocks Schwarzwalduhren: Sammeln, Restaurieren, Bewahren. (Black Forest Clocks: Collect, Restore, Preserve) By Heinrich Engelmann. Published by the Author in 2012. 350 pages, 12 x 8.5 inches, hardbound, printed glossy cover...
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    Beha Cuckoo Clock with Alarm

    I found this interesting cuckoo clock, and wondered if anyone has seen another. An alarm complication paired with a cuckoo would have been pretty unpractical... for obvious reasons. The cuckoo calls the full and half hours with the strike to the gong, the alarm is sounded by the bell...
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    Beha Shelf Cuckoo with Exposed Feathered Bird

    It has been awhile since I shared any new acquisitions. This one just arrived here today from England, and I think it may be the best clock I have found in the past 10 years. Gothic shelf case is oak and extensively carved on all three sides. 8-day wood plate double fusee movement...
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    A New Aquisition from the 2012 Nationa Convention in Pasadena.

    We picked this beautiful Emilian Wehrle flute clock up in Pasadena yesterday. 44" High case 8-day movement Two tunes on 8 wood pipes Identical clock documented in Ortenbergers Black Forest clocks in 1991. Proof that great things still can be found at NAWCC...
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    German Junghans RA with Monk Automata ... any one familiar with these ???

    I picked up this nice Junghans RA with monk automata tonight at an auction. A tiny local mom and pop auction house with weekly auctions, no internet publicity, no buyers premium, and cash only... reminds me of the good old days of collecting clocks. Usually its all junk with no clocks, but...
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    BLACK FOREST CLOCK DISPLAY at 2012 NAWCC National Convention in Pasadena

    I wanted to put a post on the Message Board to give everyone a heads up on the small display I will be putting on at the National next month. There will be a display of 12 "rare and unusual" Black Forest clocks in the Mart room, that will give everyone a chance to see (and in many cases hear)...
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    Cuckoo and Quail Clock with Exposed Birds

    This is a clock I have owned for several years, but I just finished with the restoration, and thought I would share it here. It is a nicely carved Black Forest cuckoo and quail clock made by Samuel Kammerer, a Furtwangen maker. The quail calls the quarters, the cuckoo the hours. The case is...
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    Emilian Wehrle Rooster Clock with Exposed Rooster

    I wanted to share this recent addition to the collection. It is a clock that I have been working on getting for a long time, and was finally able to make a deal happen at the end of last week. The clock was made by Emilain Wehrle between the years 1885-1896. The clock produces a rooster call...
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    An Early Black Forest Clock Glockenschläger Automata

    I just added this clock to my collection this week. I thought I would share my newest find here. The clock has a Lackschild, also called a "lacquered shield", which is decorated with apple roses, fruit, and a lovely landscape. The shape of the shiled is very traditional for this form of...
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    60" Antique Black Forest Musical Cuckoo Clock

    I picked this hunter cuckoo up this last week. I normally don't go for the hunter cuckoos, but this one was so huge, and the quality was excellent. I thought I would share it here... Photo attached to show the size of this monster. This clock measures a full 5 feet (60") from the top of the...
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