Tag: cuckoo

Schatz Cuckoo Clock Made in June 1956

October 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Schatz Cuckoo Clock Made in June 1956

I’ve written about Schatz cuckoo clocks before, and because I am about to repair two more, I decided to illustrate one I repaired back in 2015. The back of the movement has the date stamp 6 56 (June 1956), and says “RR” for Remington Rand, the importer. See more pictures. Repair job 6550. I polished […]

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Last updated October 9, 2017

Schatz Cuckoo Clock

June 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
Schatz Cuckoo Clock

I always enjoy repairing a Schatz cuckoo clock, and here’s a typical maple leaf model I repaired recently. (Note – the top of the clock isn’t shown, as the customer kept it to avoid shipping damage). Repair job 6263. I polished the pivots and installed 17 bushings. Both hands were broken, so I installed new […]

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Last updated June 2, 2014

A Grandfather Cuckoo Clock!

April 30, 2014 | By | 3 Replies More
A Grandfather Cuckoo Clock!

Here’s a clock I’d never seen before – a grandfather cuckoo clock. It is 83 inches tall and 30 1/2 inches wide. The minute hand is 4 11/16 inches long. The case is highly carved. It has pine tree carvings on each side of the front, a squirrel in the trees below the dial, a […]

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Last updated April 29, 2014

Repairing Plastic Cannon Pinion on ca. 1960s Cuckoo Clock

December 25, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Repairing Plastic Cannon Pinion on ca. 1960s Cuckoo Clock

Here is a German one-day musical cuckoo clock from about the 1960s. It ran and cuckooed and the music played fine. But the clock would stop once per hour, always with the minute hand pointing to 9 on the dial. When I moved the minute hand forward, I could feel it turn hard when moving […]

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Last updated December 24, 2013

Schatz Cuckoo Clock from Parts

November 13, 2013 | By | Reply More
Schatz Cuckoo Clock from Parts

When this Schatz cuckoo clock arrived at my shop, it was in pieces (a family member of the owner had attempted to repair it). The photos below show the clock before repair: I looked everything over, and all the parts were present and in good condition. I did the following: Dismantled the rest of the […]

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Last updated December 21, 2013

One-Day Musical Cuckoo Clock, 1950s

May 29, 2013 | By | Reply More
One-Day Musical Cuckoo Clock, 1950s

I repaired this one-day musical cuckoo clock. The movement was made in Germany, and the Thorens music box came from Switzerland. The clock dates from the 1950s. The dial is 3 inches. This is a very good design for a musical cuckoo clock. The main movement has the gear train and governor to run the […]

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Last updated May 29, 2013

Schatz Cuckoo Clock Dated 10 54 (October 1954)

May 25, 2013 | By | Reply More
Schatz Cuckoo Clock Dated 10 54 (October 1954)

This Schatz cuckoo clock is dated 10 54 (October 1954) on the movement. It is the first one I’ve seen with a movement date. The movement also has RR for Remington Rand, the importer. Schatz designed and made their own cuckoo clock movement. They made only one movement model, an 8-day, with the design of […]

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Last updated May 25, 2013

A 1950s Cuckoo Clock that Fell Off the Wall

December 4, 2012 | By | 1 Reply More
A 1950s Cuckoo Clock that Fell Off the Wall

This 1950s German cuckoo clock fell off the wall. Fortunately, it wasn’t too badly damaged. All of the wood case parts had clean breaks, and no one had tried gluing it yet. The left photo below shows it as my customer brought it to me. See more photos. Repair job 5838. Case glued together, movement […]

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Last updated December 4, 2012

Schatz Bird & Leaf Cuckoo Clock – Light Color Shaded Finish

September 30, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Schatz Bird & Leaf Cuckoo Clock – Light Color Shaded Finish

I recently repaired this Schatz cuckoo clock. It has the KU50 movement, and the case is the bird and leaf style with light color shaded finish. See my previous post, Four Schatz Cuckoo Clocks, for some other case styles. The top piece of the case isn’t shown in the photos.   Dimensions: Height (no top) […]

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Last updated October 18, 2011

Four Schatz Cuckoo Clocks

August 19, 2011 | By | 3 Replies More
Four Schatz Cuckoo Clocks

I recently repaired 3 Schatz cuckoo clocks, and have photos of another I repaired several years ago. These examples show 4 case styles: maple leaf, hunting, oak leaf and multi-color. An earlier post shows the movement and gears of the Schatz hunting model cuckoo clock. Schatz introduced their cuckoo clock movement in 1950, and probably […]

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Last updated December 29, 2011

1950s Quail & Cuckoo Clock, Welby, Germany

November 3, 2009 | By | 3 Replies More
1950s Quail & Cuckoo Clock, Welby, Germany

A customer recently brought in this 1950s quail and cuckoo clock for repair. The case was dusty from years of storage. I cleaned it with Natchez Solution and it came out looking great. This clock has the solid brown finish that was used on many cuckoo clocks from the 1950s and 60s. The case is […]

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Last updated November 19, 2009

1880s Cuckoo Clock with Wood Plate Movement

September 20, 2009 | By | Reply More
1880s Cuckoo Clock with Wood Plate Movement

I recently overhauled the movement of this clock. The case was in very good condition, it just needed to have a couple of broken leaves glued on and the surface wiped down with wood feeder. I love all the hand carved leaves on the case. The case is missing two finials on the bottom. The […]

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Last updated November 26, 2009

Antique German Quail and Cuckoo Clock

June 9, 2009 | By | Reply More
Antique German Quail and Cuckoo Clock

I recently repaired this clock. I overhauled the movement, rebuilt the bellows, and put the case body back together. My customer glued the carvings back together. The deer antlers are not shown in the photo. This clock was made around 1900. The videos below show the following: The action of the quail and cuckoo; How […]

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Last updated November 26, 2009

Another 1950’s Regula 8 Day Cuckoo Clock Movement

January 16, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Another 1950’s Regula 8 Day Cuckoo Clock Movement

I just overhauled another 8 day cuckoo clock from the 1950’s with a Regula movement. This one is interesting in that the back of the movement is labeled “Hubert Herr, Triberg” beneath the Regula logo. Later, Hebert Herr manufactured his own movements in competition with Regula. This movement differs from the previous one in having […]

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Last updated November 26, 2009