The clock runs and the cuckoo bird comes out on the whole hours and once on the half hour. The clocks original key is included. It kept good time for about an hour and a half, then as time went on, it seemed to be about 15 to 20 minutes behind after about 2 hours and the number of cuckoos were not matching the time on the clock. For example at 6:00 it cuckooed 4 times; at 4:00 it cuckooed 2 times.
He said it looked good and likely needs a good cleaning. He also said from the look of the key, it was likely original to the clock. I tried to take photos showing all aspects of the clock. When looking at the front, there is a small piece of the gingerbread broken on the left side when compared to the right side. To me it appears that the clock may have been refinished at one time.I dont know what repairs or other work may have been done to this clock over the years, see photos for yourself. On the inside of the back cover there is various writing; I dont know if its the makers or a repair made over the years that may have written in it (see photo). I love this clocks simple appearance in comparison to some other ones that are way too busy with birds and everything else.
It seems like others Ive seen also note having hands made of bone, so Im guessing that they are. This is a great antique clock for the serious collector. Please message me with any questions you may have or clarification needed. The item "Antique Shelf / Mantle Cuckoo Clock with Original Key" is in sale since Sunday, January 10, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Clocks\Antique (Pre-1930)\Shelf, Mantel".The seller is "violet_us2014" and is located in Dublin, Ohio. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.