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Discussion in 'General Clock Discussions' started by Jeff Hantman, Aug 6, 2019.
Can anyone tell me the earliest 8 day cuckoo & quail, I assumed the mid 1940's can it be earlier?
I've never heard of an 8 day. Hearing one for one day is plenty for me.
I would guess around 1800
Schatz made some early ones (probably around 1950). You may want to look into that company. Willie X
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
Not sure about these, but will check next time I visit Merritt's. Maybe 1 day as well?