8 Day Cuckoo Clock

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  1. Jeff Hantman

    Jeff Hantman Registered User
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    Can anyone tell me the earliest 8 day cuckoo & quail, I assumed the mid 1940's can it be earlier?
     
  2. Vernon

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    I've never heard of an 8 day. Hearing one for one day is plenty for me.
     
  3. D.th.munroe

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    I would guess around 1800
     
  4. Willie X

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    Schatz made some early ones (probably around 1950). You may want to look into that company. Willie X
     
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    I have a Schatz history pamphlet documenting their history 1881-1981. It does say that in 1950 they introduced cuckoo clocks with 8 day movements. No real information beyond that, though.

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    I'll throw my guess into the ring and say about 1850-1880 for introduction. Judging from some of the carving styles for these, definitely much earlier than the 1940s.

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    I know, and have a customer that has one, that Johann Baptist Beha made some 8 day cuckoo quails with triple fusees in around 1865-1875 (years taken from karl kochmanns the black forest cuckoo clock)
     
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    spring driven table top cuckoos relatively often were 8dayers , even from the old times of wooden movements,i.e.second half of the 19th cent. Weight driven wall cuckoos I only know Schatz and others after WWII.
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    An interesting "finer point" about spring versus weight driven. I'll have to check at Merritt's the next time I'm there. They have several weight driven cuckoo/quail clocks that certainly look much older than WWII and if they are Schatz or contemporaries... well then I'm just cuckoo. o_O

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    I'm not sure about these - they may be 1 day (another finer point)?

    Surely early 1900s, but I suspect a 1 day, perhaps American Cuckoo Clock Company.

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    Not sure about these, but will check next time I visit Merritt's. Maybe 1 day as well?

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