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Alarm Clock - Singing Bird, Emil Brenk, Germany, 1964 Object Reg. No: ST 025810

Singing bird box and alarm clock, metal gilt model 21086/K, made by Emil Brenk, Pforzheim, Germany, 1964.
Brass case with floral applique enamel. Rectangular base houses the musical mechanism. Oval lid lifts up to allow bird to stand up.

The musical mechanism is quite independent of the clock and does not function as the alarm.

Angelus eight day movement.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 11 cm (Height), 9 cm (Width), 10.5 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: alarm clocks, animal clocks, chiming musical clocks, mantel clocks, horology
Themes this item is part of: Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: switzerland
Inscriptions: Dial is marked 'Angelus' and 'Swiss'.
Manufacturer: Emil Brenk, Pforzheim, Germany, 1964


cindy Posted on 01 May 2010 11:01 PM
how many of these did emil brenk make in 1964
Discovery Centre Posted on 07 May 2010 2:13 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi there Cindy - Museum Victoria cannot provide any information about the number of similar clocks made in 1964, however, you may like to contact the Emil Brenk company directly at info@brenk-gold-silber.com
Troy Duncan Posted on 15 Jun 2012 11:31 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
I restore mechanical music as a hobby and I recently acquired this identical singing bird box. I wanted to let you know that the bird box is suppose to function as the alarm. If you take the bird box apart, you will see a lever that is pulled backwords by the clock mechanism's alarm spring and that triggers the bird bos to open up and sing. Fascinating piece and the alarm function did not work on mine either until I inspected the movement and made a few adjustments. Best regards, Troy Duncan
Discovery Centre Posted on 15 Jun 2012 11:33 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Please note that the above comment, by Troy Duncan, is a member of the public who has provided the interesting information about this clock.
Thank you,

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