Cuckoo and Quail with wood plates.

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  1. simbarn

    simbarn Registered User

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    I posted this in the wood movement section, however it may be seen here by more.
    I bought this Cuckoo and Quail with a wood plate movement at an auction in Germany recently and would be very grateful to the cuckoo experts on the forum for a possible date (I know dating cuckoo's is not easy!) and maker? No marks anywhere that I can see.
    It looked to be a nice one in the auction photos and when it arrived I was even more happy with it. Everything was there which is always very nice to have. One of the gong hammers is a replacement, but that's it I think.
    Very nice quality wood carving on the case.
    It looks to me to be somewhere around late 19th, early 20th century.
    I don't have a copy of the Beha catalogue so cannot see if the case is one of his designs.
    I will take the movement out later for a closer look.
    Thanks guys.

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  2. shutterbug

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    Very nice, and surprisingly simple in design. I'm sure it's pre-WW1, but could only guess on an actual era.
     
  3. Uhralt

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    I think around the turn of the century would be a good guess.

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    Probably the latter part of the 19th century maybe a little earlier.
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  5. Dittrich

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    Guten Tag !

    Please, take a glance in the book "Beha Uhren" by
    Dr. Wilhelm Schneider. There you will find on page 365 a
    "Holzplatinenwerk einer Kuckuck- mit Viertelwachteluhr mit
    Wippenlösung 1880 " depicted. That is nearly identical with yours.

    Best regards
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  6. simbarn

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    Danke schon Dittrich!
    Unfortunately I don't have a copy of this book, I don't think its available anymore?
    If you do have a copy, could you please take a photo of the illustration you found in the book and post it here?
    Cheers!
     
  7. simbarn

    simbarn Registered User

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    Thanks for the other replies guys!
     
  8. Dittrich

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    #8 Dittrich, Apr 27, 2019
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    Guten Tag,

    Pity , according the rules of the German copyright it is not allowed taking pictures from inside a book without a acceptance of the editor or author. Therefore it will be useful you ask Dr. Schneider for help or you order the book "Beha Uhren" from him directly. Some members of this forum are in well contact with Dr. Schneider .For sure they will helping you.

    Best regards
    dittrich

    PS.: In my last post I have forgotten to mention that your "Kuckuck- mit Viertelwachteluhr " was manufactured by GHS about 1880.
     
  9. simbarn

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    Thanks again Dittrich. You are quite right, I should have realised this. However, I know more now thanks to your looking in the book!
     
  10. shutterbug

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    I'm not familiar with the German copyright rules, but since we are an educational entity, we are allowed to photograph a page and post it here as long as the book and author get full credit in the post.
     
  11. simbarn

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    I found something interesting when looking at pictures I have found of BF clocks made by Gordian Hettich Sohn (GHS). All the photographs that I saw of the back of his clocks have a particular style of hook that secure the back door at the top of the clock. These hooks swing down and up to release the door. Mine has these identical hooks. So perhaps another indication that the maker may have been GHS.

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