Cuckoo A Story

At the beginning of the 17th century, many years before clocks were carved in the Black Forest, Philipp Hainhofer (21 'July 1578 to 1647) a merchant collector, banker, diplomat and art in Augsburg, wrote of a cuckoo clock, which was owned by Prince Elector August of Saxony. This is the first known description of a cuckoo clock. In his manual on Athanasiius music described a mechanical organ, which had many automated figures with a mechanical cuckoo. This book was to document the first in words and pictures of the mechanical operation of the cuckoo clock. He goes to describe the mechanical cuckoo, it can automatically open beak, while at the same time the cuckoo can move both wings and tail. As the beak opens and closes hear the call of the cuckoo. Domenico Martinelli a priced purchases (1669) was the author of a book on elementary clock that had the title "Horologi Elementari". Consequently cuckoo clocks began to appear in areas that were not known for their production pm previously. more would take a few decades for cuckoo clocks began to appear in the Black Forest.

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It is not known who built the first cuckoo clocks from the Black Forest, but it is known that this fascinating and attractive watch quickly bypassed the Reich. One of the first known cuckoo clock maker was Franz Anton Ketterer (1676-1749), whose heritage is in Schoenwald in the Black Forest. In the middle of the eighteenth century, many watch manufacturers had set shops and made cuckoo clocks, which worked with the help of wooden wheels and plates. The watches were beautifully carved and decorated with hand-painted signs. The first cuckoo clocks were very simple with only squares and painted faces with watercolors. There are many conflicting stories and legends that tell the story of the origins of cuckoo clocks in the Black Forest, but none of the stories can be checked. In the late eighteenth century to the mid-nineteenth century cuckoo clocks consisted essentially of a flat wooden face with the operation of the clock mounted behind the face. On the top of the watch face was place a piece of semicircular wood that has been decorated with beautiful patterns, which housed the cuckoo.
Would watchmakers work during the cold winter nights his beautiful highly decorated watches. In spring the clocks from door to door from street vendors were PM bearing the cuckoo clocks are sold by a frame, which was carried on the back. Whole families would work in their homes to make cuckoo clocks and each family member had the experience of certain parts of watchmaking, which was then assembled by another family member.

Cuckoo Styles

There are many types of cuckoo clocks, the best known is the style Swiss chalet, which has developed around the end of the nineteenth century. The simplest type of cuckoo clocks is the One Day cuckoo clock that needs to be wound once a day.
Animated characters are now added as sawing wood man, men drinking beer and even a wheel turning water. Topics Cuckoo include heads of deer, livestock and animals, leaves and birds. Later versions now include a quartz cuckoo clock that plays back the sound of a real cuckoo must not be rolled up and has.

The production center of the cuckoo clock is still the Black Forest in Germany, and the cuckoo clock is still a favorite of tourists visit there. Can stories including written for children about cuckoo clocks and cuckoo clocks as the inclusive, they today remain popular.

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