Cuckoo clock ID help

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  1. richjfran123

    richjfran123 Registered User

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    Hi
    Just got this in for repair. Label on the back reads Camerer Cuss and Co who were active importers of BF clocks in the mid 1800s. I think the clock is a Beha. Any other ideas at all please?
    Thank you.

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    Cuckco clock were not produced before 1870, so this clock dates from 4th quarter of 19th Century not mid 19th century.

    Andy Dervan
     
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    gleber Registered User

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    Do you have a reference for that? I see earlier dates in several sources from a simple Google search.

    Thanks,
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    The first one in the link above. Says:
    Beha – 'The Ascension of Christ' Clock

    Here is a look at one of the most fantastic cuckoo clocks ever made. This was created in 1863 by Johann Baptiste Beha,...
     
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    Certainly this post by Doug Stevenson (zepernick) seems quite specific that "koos," as he often called them, existed well before 1870. Berthold Schaaf's Schwarzwalduhren (Sept. 2008 ed.) contains a section by Doug Stevenson on Schwarzwalduhren und Amerika. On pages 176-179, he discusses cuckoos from the late 18th century. The book is in German, and I'm not sure an English translation has been made.
     

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