Never seen one like it? anybody seen one before???? WOW! What is it?? Retro?

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  1. ANTIQUECUCKOOCLOCK.ORG

    ANTIQUECUCKOOCLOCK.ORG Registered User

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    Ok fellas, Its not often I am stumped. Not often at all.... In all my years of pretty serious exploring, I have never seen a cuckoo movement with a hair spring escapement. On first look, I dismissed it as retrofit, but on closer inspection, I think its legit!! In 20+ years of collecting and exploring I have never seen one.
    Signed GHS and with this set up. A & R on the front levers for advance, & retard, to tune the fly.

    WOW!!! Has anyone seen one like this before? (ALBRA??) Harold?... Steve??

    Anyone seen a hairspring cuckoo motor? :) :)








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  2. JTD

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    As you probably already know, GHS is Gordian Hettich & Sohn. The company ceased in 1919 so your clock is before that. But, like you, I have never seen a movement like this before.

    Let us hope someone will have more information, it is surely an interesting question.

    JTD
     
  3. Steven Thornberry

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    Yeah, I know nothing more than JTD, I'm afraid.
     
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    Perhaps it was an attempt to make a cuckoo that would work on a boat?? Nope, never seen one either.
     
  5. senhalls

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    This movement is from a small case (eight inches high) cuckoo with ONE pipe. One lever actuated the bellows and the other lever actuated a popoff valve on the side of the pipe to change the pitch for the other note. The US patent number is 465,441, T.Weiser, Dec. 15, 1891. The pipe is L shaped to fit in the small case.
     
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    Here is another example of a cuckoo with balance wheel. It looks more like a typical non-cuckoo movement modified for use with a cuckoo. The logo on the back plate is a horseshoe with a star. The brass back cover has "D.G.M.S. Registered" and the number 126653 with the labels (slow, fast, time wind, etc.) in English. The top part of the cuckoo housing is missing; there was originally a round hole that the cuckoo peeked out of.

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  8. Albra

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    #8 Albra, Jan 25, 2016
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    Greetings Jeff,

    Yes, I know this movement, but it's really rare. For all we know, it was manufactured by the brass foundry Gebr. Siedle in Triberg for GHS.

    Gebr. Siedle made clock parts and movements with cast plates. they filed for bankrupty in 1902.

    I suspect this movement was the very last movement of Gebr. Siedle before bankruptcy.

    Albra
     
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