This large shelf clock has a wonderful carved case with a motif of roses and birds. The case is 29″ in height and 21″ wide. Its large size really puts a presence on the room.
The clock was made by Samuel Kammerer a high quality maker who was based in Furtwangen. Kammerer not only made high quaility cuckoo clocks, but was also responsible for producing the high quality brass movements for Emilian Wehrle. Today cuckoo clocks made by Samuel Kammerer are very desirable.
This clock has a very robust triple fusee 8-day movement, the largest we have ever seen in a cuckoo clock. The movement has solid brass plates and is over 8″ in height. Also note that the movement does not have the traditional linkage to push the cuckoo and quail through the doors, and the birds are not controlled with wire ran from the bellows…instead the movement has two extra arms that are used to lift the birds… this same mechanism is found in our two other exposed cuckoo clocks made by the Johann Baptist Beha.
This clock functions as a traditional Black Forest cuckoo and quail. The quail calls the 1/4 hours and the cuckoo the full hours. What really makes this clock unique is the cuckoo and quail are oversized and are exposed on the top of the clocks case. This is the only exposed cuckoo and quail that we have ever seen.
This clock has been in many prominent Black Forest clock collections over the years, and has been previously documented in the 1991 book titled Black Forest Clocks by Rick Ortenburger. It can be seen page 40, in full color (see image below). It was also on display in the Black Forest clock exhibit at the 1986 NAWCC National convention, and was documented in the publication that covered that display. Most recently is has been further documented and described in our new book, Rare and Unusual Black Forest Clocks, along with many other rare and unusual cuckoo clocks.
We have included a short video of the clock in action.
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We are always looking to add unusual cuckoo clocks to our collection. If you have a cuckoo clock that is a little different than the common cuckoo we would love to hear from you.
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