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Cuckoo Clocks and Black Forest Clocks

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Cuckoo clock by August SchwerThe cuckoo clock symbolize the culture and style of Germany. Germany is also home to the black forest area – a major wooded mountain range in the southwest corner of the country. The cuckoo clock and black forest clocks are believed to have originated in the black forest region.

The main style of the cuckoo clock is in traditional form in which it is generally hand carved from wood with intricate design features. Some common cuckoo clock features include carved leaves, pinecones and animals.
A cuckoo clock is automated and often has a cuckoo bird that appears as the clock strikes on the half hour and hour. A cuckoo clocks is generally carved into a chalet style, representing a small chalet in the mountains and forests
of Germany.

A cuckoo clock makes a striking cuckoo noise as the bird announces by his chirp the exact time at hand. Some black forest clocks also play melodies and music based on the design of the clock. Modern day black forest clocks and the traditional cuckoo clock is weight driven. Cast iron pine cones activate pipes that make a cuckoo sound at just the right time.

To obtain a modern cuckoo clock, look toward reputable design companies. Some of the main manu-
facturers of German cuckoo clocks include Anton Schneider, Hubert Herr and Romba clocks by Rombach and Haas. A cuckoo clock is hand carved, using a variety of original designs. Steeple, a bell tower, chimney or animal are common tops for a typical chalet-styled cuckoo clock. The clock face lies on the front, just below a secret balcony or door where the cuckoo bird makes his grand appearance.

Cuckoo clocks made by Anton Schneider

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

Cuckoo Clock by Anton SchneiderTriberg in the Black Forest is known for Germany’s largest waterfalls, historic churches and the Black Forest Museum. Most importantly, it is famous for its’ extensive variety of Black Forest cuckoo clocks. The most famous of the cuckoo clocks are crafted by Anton Schneider. As a matter of fact, Black Forest clocks are almost synonymous with Anton Schneider cuckoo clocks.

Now in its’ sixth generation the Anton Schneider cuckoo clocks began in a tiny farmhouse in 1848. Over the generations Anton Schneider has become the most coveted of all the cuckoo
clocks sought by collectors. Most of the craftsmen working in the Anton Schneider Company have been employed for twenty to forty years. Each worker has special qualifications. The excellence of quality and rareness brought to the cuckoo
clocks by the craftsmen has made the Anton Schneider
brand renowned throughout the world.

Even though Anton Schneider started by making its cuckoo clocks in a farmhouse today it has some
of the most modern clocks available in the Black Forest clocks arena. There are over 300 different designs for a wide selection of these desirable clocks. Amazingly, the cuckoo clocks also come in a
vast array of sizes from 7 to 118 inches. With a selection of cuckoo clocks holding the old world charm
or
with a modern cutting-edge it isn’t surprising that Anton Schneider is the name buyers gravitate to for
the most outstanding cuckoo clocks. There is definitely a clock for every person’s taste.

For six generation Anton Schneider has been the cuckoo clock most coveted by collectors. Whether visiting Triberg or other destinations famous for Black Forest clocks, enthusiasts gravitate to the Anton Schneider brand of quality, authenticity, elegance, and beauty.

Black Forest Clocks

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Black Forest clocks acuckoo clock by Rombach & Haachre handcrafted in Germany and are known the world over for fine workmanship and reliable performance. Cuckoo clocks made in the Black Forest cities Schonach and Triberg are characterized by detailed hand woodcarving and mechanical movements that must be wound in order for the clock to continue working. Genuine Black Forest cuckoo clocks have either a 1-day mechanical movement that needs to be wound every day, or an 8-day movement that needs winding every week.

Original Black Forest Clocks were first made between 1740 and 1750, and the conventional design has changed little since that time. Renowned clock manufacturers such as Anton Schneider, Hoenes and Hekas Uhren have been officially certified by the Black Forest Clock Association, or VDS. Certification assures the consumer that a Black Forest clock from these companies is a genuine Black Forest creation and that the clock and mechanism have been produced in the Black Forest region. The certification indicates an original Black Forest clock that has been carefully handcrafted using traditional methods and is of the highest quality.

Genuine Black Forest cuckoo clock designs include chalet-style clocks with Alpine, Tudor or Black Forest Germany houses that can incorporate carved animals, dancers or wood choppers. Traditionally carved styles of Black Forest clocks feature detailed hand-carved nature or hunting scenes with birds, leaves or deer. Most Black Forest clocks are carved from the Linden tree, native to the Black Forest region, although maple is also used occasionally.

Prices for genuine Black Forest cuckoo clocks can vary by factors such as clock size, intricacy of hand carvings or hand painting, the musical tones, or whether the clock offers an automatic or manual nightly shut-off feature.

An original Black Forest clock is a distinctive and authentic creation handcrafted to precise standards of German engineering and a beautiful timepiece that will last for generations to come.

Cuckoo Clocks by Hekas

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

Cuckoo clock by HekasIf you’re looking for a fun and decorative cuckoo clock
that will make a lasting impression in your home, the 1-day-movement Chalet-Style clock by Hekas is the perfect match for you.

This clock features traditional clockwork movement. The “1-day-movement” function means that the clock requires winding each day by pulling the chains. The dimensions
are 10″ x 11″, which is a very convenient size allowing for
easy placement in any living space.

The clock itself is manufactured from high quality wood with the finest of detail and subtlety. The cuckoo bird pops out of the front door of his cozy log home. Perched on the front porch is a happy St. Bernard carrying a small barrel of brandy to revive skiers stranded in the snow. A water pump, fire wood and holly, complete the expertly crafted decor, and a glossy finish provides the clock with beauty and durability.

This clock and similar cuckoo clocks are VDS certified, which means they are guaranteed to feature traditional mechanical clockwork created in Black Forest of Southern Germany.

Cuckoo clocks are truly a work of art. In this modern era of digital software and super computers,
many people opt for battery powered and electronic clocks. They’re missing out on the splendor and complexities of a well made mechanical clock. Such masterpieces are a great investment because
they can remain in a family for years to be steeped in history. A beautiful cuckoo clock will also make
a great gift to someone special in your life.

Hubert Herr Cuckoo Clocks Of The Black Forest

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Cuckoo Clock by Hubert HerrFor 5 generations the Herr family has expertly handcrafted cuckoo clocks. The specialized knowledge and skill have been passed on to each new generation since the 19th century. The business has been expanded over time so that today, the Herr cuckoo clock factory ships it’s outstanding clocks all over the world. Hubert Herr Cuckoo Clocks are made in Triberg Black Forest Germany. They are the only genuine Black Forest Clock factory to manufacture the movements, cases and carvings on site. Each Herr cuckoo clock is made of solid wood and crafted by hand. Every genuine Black Forest Clock is made with precision mechanical movements of impeccable quality that are weight driven in the traditional manner handed down through the generations.

Hubert Herr Cuckoo Clocks are delicately carved in a variety of styles including, but not limited to, the ever popular Traditional Chalet design, the Bavarian Chalet design and the Typical Black Forest house design. A Traditional Herr cuckoo clock will delight the senses with it’s finely chiseled birds and floral carvings. Hubert Herr Cuckoo Clocks also feature beautiful moving parts such as the chicken and the fox, a moving chimney sweep and adorable moving squirrels. Musical models are available in a variety of tunes. At only 5.25 inches tall, they even produce the smallest cuckoo clock in the world! Herr cuckoo clocks, made in Triberg Black Forest Germany make excellent presents for any occasion and bring a bit of joy to any home.
If you are looking for a genuine Black Forest Clock made with old world craftsmanship, you need look
no further than the Hubert Herr Cuckoo Clock factory.

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