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Cuckoo Help with old Cuckoo Clock

expeditionhiker

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Could someone please help me identify this clock? I was hoping to find out the year, manufacturer and I'm missing the bob and would love to see a picture of what the bob should look like. A few things that are not typical(or at least with newer cuckoo clocks), the bellows are more of a trapezoid shape, and the pendulum rod has a metal threaded rod. I attached what is left of the only label on the back, I can't make out what is says and it may be a store tag and have nothing to do with the clock? Thankyou.
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Uhralt

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The clock is of German origin. The label says "Gesetzlich geschuetzt" and "Gebrauchsmuster". This means that the design of the clock was protected by law. This is a somewhat lower lever of protection than a patent. Others will be able to help you with regard to how the pendulum bob should look like.

Uhralt
 

Willie X

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Something like this would be appropriate for your clock. Some would have had a turned wooden disk pendulum. Willie X
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Willie X

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The one in my photo had a documented date of 1923. Your clock looks similar but could possibly be pre WW-I. Dating a cuckoo is almost always approximate. Willie X
 

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