I just overhauled a Schatz 8 day cuckoo clock. The movement is model 50 (has a 50 in the circle on the back plate). The customer has the top piece, so I could not include in in the photo. The nicely made movement has some surprises!
- The movement plates are very classy with the design of a bird worked into them,
- Separate controls for door and bird – bird goes in and out with each cuckoo while the door stays open,
- The cuckoo and time train are on the opposite sides of the movement, compared to the majority of cuckoo movements,
- Very large teeth on the time first and second wheels.
The weights are 2 lb, 12 oz. and 2 lb, 14 oz.
My job no. 4492. This clock had probably seen years of use, as many of the pivots needed to have wear removed and be polished. I installed 14 bushings.
The circle on the back plate says:
The rectangle says:
NO (0) JEWELS
Jahresunherfabrik means “Year Clock Company”. This was the company’s name for many years, as they started out as a manufacturer of 400 day or “Anniversary” clocks. In the early 1950′s they became known as Aug. Schatz and Sohne.
The photo above was made before the movement cleaning, as the dirt in the engraving makes the lettering show up better!