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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Cuckoo Clock


Well, I don't really know if it actually coo coos. 
I got this sweet little clock at the auctions today.
It's tiny...only about 4 inches tall.
It was the blue bird, of course, that made it
irresistible!  As you can see, it's dusty and needs
to be cleaned up.  It also needs a little key so I
can wind it.  When the pendulum swings, the bird
moves back and forth, too.  A little note taped to the
back says, "this was grandma turners".
I think grandma turner would be happy that her little
clock came home with me where it will be loved forever. :)


***a little update.  I found a key for it online for $5 and
free shipping.  And there's one selling on ebay for $100.
It doesn't actually cuckoo, but the bird moves with
the pendulum.  And it's Made by the Lux Clock Co.
and is dated from the 1920's.  Fun!

32 comments:

  1. Is lovely Betsy when I was little we had one and I loved!

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    1. we had a larger coo coo, I believe. Don't know what happened to it.

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    2. I think my mom give to someone because I never see again but I loved, this is really beauty!

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  2. That cat's will have a ball
    watching that on the wall

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    1. never thought of that.
      hope they don't knock it down. Splat.
      ha.

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    2. Orlin would indeed
      Bet Tiger will give it a go at your feed

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  3. I can't think of a better home for this lovely clock than yours, I hope you find the key, I have one bu its for a bigger clock, i would gladly send it if I thought it would fit, I have the clock my key fits and its very big, just doesn't work,

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    1. We have several big clocks that need to be wound and their keys are large! I bet I can find one at a clock shop. I'll have to take the clock with me and let someone help me fit one.

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  4. Grandma Hammer would be delighted. The key will be the "key" ~sure hope you find one. I think it will be very happy in your home.

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    1. Right..need a key to find out if it works. I'll have to search online for any history on it! That will be fun!

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  5. Awww...so sweet that you rescued Grandma Turner's clock. I love it...especially the blue bird. I've never seen a coo coo clock that small.
    Hey, I have a question about your pink mugs on etsy. Are they dish washer safe? I have so many dishes that aren't, so I never use them. I'm lazy, I guess : )

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    1. yes, the blue bird was the thing that made me bid. ha. HAD to have it. And I got it for $10! I've never seen one so little either.

      The pink mugs..yes, they are dishwasher safe. They are just stoneware...nice and heavy and durable.

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  6. You get the BEST things at auctions! I'm guessing this wasn't in the free pile...

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    1. No, it wasn't in the trash. But I only paid $10 for it. Of course I need the key but I think I can get one at a clock shop or maybe online. I just found one on ebay selling for $100 but it was refurbished. Still, it's very cute, I think.

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    2. oh, and it's from the 1920's!

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  7. Somewhere out there Grandma Turner is smiling.
    Nothing quite like a Coo Coo Clock on the wall. Takes me right back to being a kid!
    :0)

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    1. I've been doing a little research...the bird bobs back and forth, but there isn't a cuckoo sound. And maybe that's not all bad. hahaha.

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  8. Hi Betsy .. excellent you've found the key and are getting it shipped ... I bet Grandma Turner will be so happy that it's with you .. enjoy your bluebird .. love it - cheers Hilary

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    1. Yes, I'm so happy to find a key so easily! The real test will be if it will work!

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  9. i think it is a beautiful clock
    and would be so cool if you got it running
    reminds me of one my gramma ha

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    1. haha....you crack me up....commenting and running so fast you didn't finish the last wor....

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  10. It's a cute li'l thing. Good luck getting it to run.

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    1. I thought so. I'm going to clean it up today :)

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  11. A very cute little clock! I used to have one (I think) just like it when I was a child. I haven't thought of it for years and wonder what happened to it.

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    1. Well, that's interesting! It would be adorable for a child's room...or nursery, since it's so little.

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  12. Guess what, Betsy? My Grandma's maiden name was Turner. Mildred Turner! She died at the ripe ol' age of 103. Can't remember if she had a wee clock like this... but let's pretend!

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  13. This is perfect Betsy, really hope that it cuckoos eventually, there's something just perfect about cuckoo clocks that I love.

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  14. Sweet! My hubby has his grandfather's old Cuckoo Clock. Paps died when he was 100. I loved him so much.
    Anyway. The thing drove me crazy doing it's thing. Every time that little birdie stuck its head out to cuckoo I wanted to pinch it off. It now resides in the attic storage room along with the beauty his mom brought us back from a trip to Germany. They are beautiful though.

    JaG

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    1. Oh. Forgot to ask why you were in such a hurry to pop the top of the garage door with your SUV? ;) And to tell you that I also had a heat migraine this week. Nasty little devil too.
      The nausea was awful.

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    2. Oh, you should bring that clock out and just not wind it! :) Fortunately, this one does not cuckoo and the bird just sways. :)

      I wasn't in a hurry....I came home and saw the garage door open, and thought that was strange since I know I closed it when I drove away, so I pulled in...but it was a little low and caught the luggage rack on my jeep. :( The Mister guesses something tripped the sensor as I left and the door stopped just as it started to close. I didn't realize it wasn't completely up when I drove in, so I crunched it. Grrr. haha.

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  15. Delightful - and it's found the best home with you. Grandma Turner would be pleased.

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  16. I saw you peeking at and admiring that clock at the auction after you had won it and KNEW you were absolutely TICKLED with it! SUCH FUN!

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