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Thanks for the info! Is there somewhere I can find more information on Peter Wehrle, or any books available on these clocks?Yes, I would call your clock as a "clock of the trade". This means, all parts of your clock were bought by different suppliers and then your clock was mounted together.
- The movement was made by one of the bigger BF foundries, but I don´t know which one. The shape of the plates is interesting and reminds me to a house.
- The case I think is by Peter Wehrle in Eisenbach, who made many such cases. Peter Wehrle was one of the most importand case makers of the Black Forest of that time.
I would date your cuckoo about 1890.
Are you referring only to the linkage? The other parts (eyes and holders for the eyes) look old and original. I suspect the linkage always looked crudely made--it's just a bent wire.The eye moving parts are crudely made replacements I think. I wonder if they even work as they are now?
I bought the book to try find out what the correct pendulum & weights looks like, but the clocks most similar don't show either. Any chance someone has one with the correct pendulum and weights that you could post?Justin Miller, in his excellent book "Rare and Unusual Black Forest Clocks," has chapters on cuckoos and moving eye clocks. There are a few pictures of clocks with both features, though not exactly like yours, and they have wood movements. A few cuckoo clocks without moving eyes and in case styles similar to yours are illustrated and given dates of around 1860. He was going to write a book only on Black Forest cuckoo clocks, but I don't think that project has been realized.
Peter, I didn't change the linkage because it works as it is, and the wires are light weight. Let me know if you need pics of how they're connected.Hi Macaw. Great. Could you send me photos of the wiring that moves the eyes now that you have restored yours? Much appreciated. Peter.