Vintage German GM Regula Cuckoo Black Forest Clock
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Sold Date: 03/13/2011
Channel: Online Auction
Category: Furniture & Furnishings
PLEASE NOTE: Paypal is the only form of payment we accept. And we do not ship outside of USA. THANKS!Many items that we sell are unfamiliar to us. BUYER should make his/her own determination of each item offered. This item was an estate find. We know nothing about clocks but will describe what we see. In addition to the photo, please see our video on YouTube at: /watch?v=S7P9Hs2Gtko This auction is for a German Cuckoo clock. We aren't sure about when it was made or if the term Black Forest accurately applies. We are guessing from the description and information that other ebayers were using. There is a mark on the wooden cover that says: Germany. Also a label there says: Der Vogelhandler, Gueissaz, 708. Inside, the marks say: Made in Germany, 25, Regula (we believe this to be the word but we can't see the "R") , G.M. 1716788/1705294, G.M. 1731483/1741584. Also on the top plate that seems to support the music box, 1022 is stamped in ink. From what we have read and observed ,this appears to be a One day (Regula designates the movement Regula 25 being a 20 hour or one day clock), musical clock with pendulum , 2 doors, 3 weights, 3 hooks and 3 rings. One door reveals a tiny figure of a man, while the other reveals the infamous cuckoo bird. We ran and tested the clock from a full wind (actually 30 hours) and it appeared to be accurate within a couple of minutes. Of course, the new owners results will be determined by the accuracy of their "leveling" and how well the clock has been adjusted. We make the following notations about the overall physical condition of this clock: The music box works and the hour and 1/2 hour strike sound works. We don't know what the tune is for the music box. The rod to connect the bellows top to the clock mechanism is missing. Both bellows have damaged membranes. One is being held in place with duct tape while the other is completely loose from the clock. It had been unsuccessfully attached with duct tape. The top to the bellows that is loose has a puncture in the covering. When the door opens and reveals the figure of a man, he does not come out but moves from the back to the front of the opening. After looking at the connection on the inside, we believe this movement to be correct, but we aren't sure. When the other door opens for the bird , he does come out, but n o cuckcoo sound is produced.
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