A ca. 1870 Black Forest Cuckoo Clock

Uhralt

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After a long search I finally found a Black Forest "Lackschild" cuckoo clock. The dial is a typical hand-painted wooden shield which has a cut-out for the bird. The bird is carved from wood and opens the beak during the cuckoo call. The pipes and bellows are on top of the wood frame of the movement. The movement is a "Schotten" movement (the smaller type of Black Forest movements) with no strike on a gong, only the cuckoo call.

The clock (except the dial) was incredibly dirty and rusty when I received it. If you are interested in the process of the clean-up and repairs of this clock, take a look at my thread "Cleaning and de-rusting dirty and rusty clock parts..".

Here are some before and after pictures of the clock which is now on the wall running and cuckooing nicely.

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Nicely done. My friend/helper got one at auction and I have been trying to trade it from him, no luck. sigh Someday I will find one.
tom
 
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