Help identify maker of this movement/clock

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  1. Utgard

    Utgard Registered User

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    Hi Guys,

    Can anyone please help me identify this mechanism/clock.
    Is it 8 or 1 day? Also I'm looking for weights and I'm thinking about 3x750 grams or maybe something heavy like 1100-1200 grams?
    The chains are definitely large/solid brass (checked). I was able to decipher one of the scratches - Newburyport, and does have "Made in Germany" stamped in it and IMO not re-bushed.
    I'm going trough this list but so far no luck.
    Mikrolisk - The horological trade mark index

    Cheers!

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  2. Ticktocktime100

    Ticktocktime100 Registered User

    Hi,

    You obviously have an early 20th century Black Forest cuckoo clock, made around 1900-1910. I am doubtful that the movement can be attributed to a specific manufacturer as it is unsigned - the marks and inscriptions you show in the pictures aren't promising leads unfortunately, as the ones on the movement were made by a repairer and the one on the case is likely that of a retailer. Looks like an 8-day movement. In my view, 3x750 grams for the weights seems a good place to start - you can always try heavier if necessary and although I may well be wrong, 1100-1200 grams seems a bit much.

    Regards.
     
  3. new2clocks

    new2clocks Registered User
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    The case of your cuckoo shows a label from The American Cuckoo Clock Company of Philadelphia.

    Not much is know about the company. They were formed in the mid-1890s. They made the cases and imported movements from the Black Forest.

    Here is some more information about the American Cuckoo Clock Company:

    Early American Cuckoo Clock co. clock

    All of the above does not help in identifying your movement, but it is quite possible that the design and mechanics of the movement can be identified by others.

    Regards.
     
  4. Utgard

    Utgard Registered User

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    Hi Guys and thank you for y help.
    I believe the marks are from Mr. Ed Siegmann, the owner of Dovetail clocks, MA and I'm trying to reach out to him.
    I might have a story about the clock :)

    Cheers,
     
  5. Jessk09

    Jessk09 Registered User

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    It says on the backboard:American cuckoo clock co. manufacturers,Philadelphia Pennsylvania
     

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