Close look at a rare "exposed bird" antique Beha Black forest cuckoo clock.

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  1. ANTIQUECUCKOOCLOCK.ORG

    ANTIQUECUCKOOCLOCK.ORG Registered User

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    A VERY rare, antique Black forest Beha cuckoo clock, with a life sized exposed bird.
    This clock is considered "EXOTIC" as it displays characteristics that are exceptional.
    Along with the large exposed cuckoo bird, its got lathe turned flute pipes. referred to as "natural pipes" they are by far the most realistic sounding pipes ever made. Ca 1900.

    There is a legend in the Black forest that Beha had continued refining his
    flute design until he was able to elicit return calls from real cuckoo birds.


    The EB clock seen here with a Beha "Echo clock. Also in the No.326 case.
    Exposed bird clocks, and other "exotic" clocks are considered by most cuckoo collectors to be the "holy grail" type clocks..



    EB-16.jpg 326 ECHO (9).jpg 326 ECHO (12).jpg DSCF8159.jpg EB-7.jpg EB-8.jpg EB-11.jpg
     
  2. shutterbug

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    Very cool, ACC!
     
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    What a :coolsign: and beautiful bird!
    Numerals are already celluloid, aren't they?
    Many thanks for sharing it, Jeff!

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    A very nice looking clock, certainly rare indeed. Are those hands original to the clock, they look quite large to the dial?
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    ANTIQUECUCKOOCLOCK.ORG Registered User

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    Thanks folks. Balli, yes the numerals are celluloid, and the hands are original.
     
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    Bone or Ivory?
     
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    Thanks, Jeff.
    I supposed it would be the most logical choice around 1900 :)

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    ANTIQUECUCKOOCLOCK.ORG Registered User

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    Thanks guys. Those hands are bone. Ivory was VERY rare to see... In fact I have never seen ivory on a BF clock...
     

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