Quail Cuckoo

Discussion in 'Your Newest Clock Acquisition' started by SZZZL, Dec 21, 2017.

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  1. SZZZL

    SZZZL Registered User

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    any ideas on age of this clock?
    And who is AF (on movement)
    Clock is 26" tall with great carvings and glass eyes

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  2. Dittrich

    Dittrich Registered User

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    For sure AT is a short for Alexander Fleig, one of Beha's main competitors at the field of making of cuckoo clocks of best quality.
    More about AT will you find into BEHA-Uhren by Dr. Wilhelm Schneider.
     
  3. chronologiker

    chronologiker Registered User

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    Yes, this is a clock by Alexander Fleig in Triberg, about 1910.

    The movement of this cuckoo clock was made by the company Burger Söhne in Schonach, which produced many brass movements for cuckoo clocks and sold them to the carving workshops in Black Forest. Burger Söhne is still active today ("Regula")

    As Dittrich mentioned Alexander Fleig was a competitor in 1870/80s to the Beha-familiy.

    But about 1910, Alexander Fleig is mentioned in BF-sources as a wholesaler of cuckoo clocks. He was already quite old and probably did not make Cuckoos himself anymore. I think he was the retailer of this clock, not the maker.

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  4. chronologiker

    chronologiker Registered User

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    Clocks by Alexander Fleig have been shown repeatedly in this forum. Also the book by Wilhelm Schneider shows several beautiful clocks with wood plated movements, but also cuckoos with brass movements.

    It is a pity that we know very little about Alexander Fleig. Not even his exact dates are known. Alexander Fleig was first mentioned in BF-sources in 1876 and still active in 1912. But as said he was last mentioned as a wholesailer for cuckoos.

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