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8-Day Black Forest Cuckoo Clock
Night shut off: Automatic
Movements: Beer drinkers, mill wheel, man with saw, working roofer, moving shingles winch, spinning dancers
Music: Featuring 2 separate, alternating songs on each hour
Songs: Edelweiss and The Happy Wanderer
Additional features: Slide pendulum with wooden stem
Size (cm): 43 x 45.5 x 26.5
Size (inches): 16.9 x 17.9 x 10.4
This magnificent clock highlights a chalet bustling with cheer and activity. The charming cottage itself is adorned with minutely detailed balconies, and quaint windows decorated with dark green shutters and floral boxes. Beneath the covered gable of the roof, the cuckoo bird emerges from its door, as a quartet of dancing couples spin circularly on the upmost balcony. On the suspended balcony next to the clock’s dial, a gentleman is seated at a miniature table with a glass of beer. In sync to the cuckoo’s call, he raises his drink up and down in the air. Across from him, stands a waitress holding more mugs of beer to serve the table.
Below them, on the base of the clock, the merry drinking continues. A pair of men are also seated at a table with glasses of beer, cheering and raising their mugs in the air as well. Next to them, a faithful dog stands directly under the clockface. Meanwhile on the opposite end, a large draft horse pulling a sled loaded with wooden planks, is hitched up to a stone post for rest. A bucket full of oats sits in front of them, a well-deserved meal for all their hard work.
On the other side of the clock base, there is further movement to be seen. Behind a charming, picketed fence with stone foundation, a water wheel and suspended trough are affixed to the side of the chalet. As the clock’s music box plays its merry tune, the waterwheel leisurely spins along. In front of the turning wheel, another gentleman dressed in traditional lederhosen carries a large plank of wood across his shoulder, while holding a bottle in his other hand. Next to him, a sawyer is busy at work in front of the chalet’s stone foundation. Wielding a two person saw, the man moves it back and forth slowly to the dulcet strains of the music box. A pile of wooden planks surrounds him – a sign of all his hard work.
There is even more work to be seen atop the sloping roof of the chalet. On one side, open exposed beams are awaiting underlayment and shingles from the diligent roofer nearby. In time to the cuckoo call, the gentleman raises his hammer up and down in the air, affixing shingles to the chalet’s construction. Next to him, a winch and rope haul a bundle of wooden planks to be used – as the music box plays, the winch alternates between pulling or lowering the bundle up and down the sides of the roof. Laid across the exposed beams rests a ladder, as atop the opening in the roof, a curious cat sits on a bale of hay.