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Antique German Black Forest Cuckoo Clock ~ Circa 1905 ~ With Rare Movement

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Seller: saved400days (1,387) 100%, Location: Port Leyden, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 182067050940 Antique German Black Forest Cuckoo Clock ~ Circa 1905 ~ With Rare Movement This is another earlier made cuckoo clock than you normally see out for sale. The labels on the back door boast the serial number (which ends in 05) and the fact that this clock's movement is both patented and protected. The movement (signed d.r.g.m.) is an early version of the old cast brass lyre style, but with a variation that was worthy of patent rights. The back plate is cut in two pieces, making it possible to either work on the time train, or the cuckoo train individually without having to disassemble the entire movement. In order to accomplish this, four extra posts were added to accommodate the two halves of the plate. I've only seen one other of these and it was so radical to one old time repairman that he actually tried to braze the plates back together, thinking they had split. This movement has been ultrasonically cleaned and the original trapezoidal bellows tops have been recovered with leather. A date is faintly visible on the back door that also appears to end in '05. Although we would consider this clock a collectors item and not recommend running it every day, at this time it is running very well, keeping time and cuckooing properly. The case and dial are also in nice condition, having been refinished at one time. We have owned this clock for 10 plus years so the new finish is at least older than that. The clock hands are newer, but the chains as well as the hand carved and painted cuckoo bird with flapping wings are original. This clock is in very remarkable condition for its age and quite impressive to look at. The case measures 17 1/2" high from the top bird's beak to the bottom of the center leaf (not including the weights and pendulum) by 12 3/8" wide across the original top piece. This would make a nice addition to any clock collection and should continue to rise in value for you as time goes on. If your payment needs to be delayed, that will be fine as long as you stay in close contact with us, and send it when you say you're going to. We accept Paypal, plus others. Any payment that requires time to process (clear) will delay shipping. Email us with questions concerning other forms of payment. Most clocks will be shipped within 5 business days of received payment. We like to give each clock sold a final test run and observation before packing. This helps insure that the new owner will have a satifying experience. All items are carefully packaged with around 1 1/2" of packing material between your purchase and the box. All items are shipped insured. We never anticipate damage but in the event that an incident occurs, we will help with insurance claims as much as possible. Be very sure to save all packaging material if there is a problem. Normally, all shipping costs are based on actual price for estimated weight plus a minimal fee for packaging material and insurance. In rare instances there may be a flat rate shipping price quoted. Smaller items can be combined to save shipping costs. Because clocks require large boxes, priority mail is expensive. We quote Fedex prices in most cases. ***For any shipments other than the lower 48 United States contact us first for a shipping quote before bidding. Do not go by the shipping calculator. All sales are final, (with the exception noted below). We try to keep an excellent feedback rating by being fair and honest. We try to describe all items accurately so that you pretty much know exactly what to expect when your purchase arrives. It should be understood before bidding that all antique clocks, unless otherwise noted, have knicks, scratches, tarnished brass, stains and dents which are normally aquired from long term honest use. It is nearly impossible to find one in "mint" condition. If a clock has damage from misuse, it will be noted. If a clock is sold as "in running condition", it means that we have test ran it before listing it and feel confident that it will run for you. If a clock is running properly when it arrives,... thats about the best we can do. We cannot guarantee that a clock will not break down, but will not sell anything that we expect to break down without noting that it is being sold as parts or for restoration. In the event that you are not happy, please first go back and read the description to make sure that the item was not misrepresented, and then email us. If we missed seeing some hidden damage, we will refund your money, both purchase price and shipping both ways. ***This does NOT include items sold as parts, not working or "as is"*** All sales for this type of item are final. My daughter and I are collector/restorers and have been working together selling online since 2005. We spend quite a bit of time traveling around the northeast buying clocks and clock parts and many times we are able to buy large quantities from clock makers or clock dealers who are downsizing, or closing out altogether. I have been a member of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors since 1978 and restoring clocks since 1976 so you can buy from us with confidence. You may notice that since joining Ebay in 2000 our feedback has been positive. We only receive feedback about a third of the time which means we have actually had several thousand positive transactions over the past 10 years that are not recorded in the feedback system. We would prefer not to deal with anyone who might consider leaving us a negative feedback. We try to describe everything exactly as it is and if we do something wrong, we will make it right. That being said, rather than give us a bad feedback, first give us a chance to return your money. 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