Brown Cuckoo

Brown Cuckoo

Bakelite Pragotron clock

Specifications

Dimensions

31 x 31 x 7 (L x W x H)

Weight

1.7 kg

In Stock

5

Shipping

worldwide

Price

€ 310,00 incl. VAT

Question

The Brown Cuckoo was manufactured by a Czech company named Pragotron, who produced the clocks and flip-dislplays for the train stations in Eastern Europe. The clock formerly functioned as a ‘slave clock’. Throughout large buildings and complexes several of these slave clocks were connected to a centralized ‘master clock’ that synchronized the time by sending electrical signals. The clock consists of a brown bakelite casing, and its typical convex glass pane.

Together with many other clocks, the Brown Cuckoo originates from a former spinning mill in eastern Germany. In this enormous complex of production spaces, hallways, and offices, more than twenty five clocks were recovered. The textile factory had been operational for over 80 years under many different names. Eventually it had to close its doors due to the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989, and has been left deserted ever since.

The clock has been reworked with an entire new clockwork mechanism.

Brown Cuckoo

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