Needing some information on a cuckoo clock, what's it worth ect...

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  1. Happyfourwheelers

    Happyfourwheelers Registered User

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    Hi,

    Looking for information on a cuckoo clock I picked up at an estate sale a few weeks back. Works well, other then the fact it wont stop cuckooing. I believe it just needs to be professional cleaned. And minute hand is broken off and needs to be replaced. I got a little bit of information here and there from lots of research. I was told it was made around 1865 and is a railroad style clock. I also dont believe it came with a top carving because theres no marks where it would have been. It's also a 24h clock.

    Thanks

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  2. JTD

    JTD Registered User

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    Welcome to the board.

    We are not allowed to discuss values/worth on this part of the board. However, since you only mention the worth in the title and not the body of the message, your post would be fine if a moderator can remove the 'worth' part of the title heading.

    I am sure a moderator will be along do this for you. Other people will be able to give you the information you seek.

    JTD
     
  3. senhalls

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    Closer to 1930s.
     
  4. woodlawndon

    woodlawndon Registered User
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    I'm thinking 1930s or 40s. It would have had a carved crest on top that most likely would have mimicked the same type of leaves on the sides and bottom.
    Don
     
  5. Happyfourwheelers

    Happyfourwheelers Registered User

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    Wouldnt the movement be stamped if it was from the 30's 40's. And I dont believe that it came with the topper because there is no open nail holes or glue residue on the roof where it would have been mounted.
     
  6. Happyfourwheelers

    Happyfourwheelers Registered User

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    The hands are also hand carved. Arnt most hands in the 30's and plastic?
     
  7. new2clocks

    new2clocks Registered User
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    No. There is no general correlation between trademarks on the movement and the period of the 1930s and the 1940s.

    What gave you the impression that the movement should have been marked?

    Regards.
     
  8. Happyfourwheelers

    Happyfourwheelers Registered User

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    Seemed like most of my research in to clocks after the 1900s had a maker's mark or stamp of some sort.
     
  9. new2clocks

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    There were many unmarked movements, especially with French and German clocks, both before and after 1900.

    Regards.
     
  10. Happyfourwheelers

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  11. Willie X

    Willie X Registered User

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    I worked on a very similar clock about a year ago. It came directly from Germany in 1923.

    An early cuckoo will have a wooden frame movement and the cases are very crude with sides and back held together with wire latches. Some have no top, with the bellows exposed.

    Willie X
     

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