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Late 19th century Black Forest cuckoo clock - karl klausmann

djingel

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Got this beauty! Took a bit of a risk but after research turned out to be good!

It has the Karl Klausmann sign and found some interesting information on him

In the catalog for the world exhibition in Vienna in 1873, Karl Klausman describes himself as the manufacturer of quail and cuckoo clocks. His company was founded in 1864 and had 11 employees.

Klausmann became famous for his patent no. 29347 for the echo cuckoo in 1884. Beha was the copycat of this.

There are only few Klausmann clocks identified because he often didn't sign the clocks.

Very happy with this one ::)

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djingel

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The movement is very much like GHS with a few changes, that is the first giveaway. Then he often signed the movement with a single K. This K was found.
 

JTD

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You may be right, but I would be cautious about assuming that this K is Klausmann's logo. It seems a very odd place to put a maker's mark.

JTD
 

djingel

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1870-1880, so around a 140 year old beautiful piece of engineering
 

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