The History Of The Cuckoo Clock

By the end of 1700 people around the Black Forest cuckoo clocks were building during the long winter months. These farmers watchmakers were improving designs were to build them. They were the inner workings of the watch and the design of new styles and wood carving to improve techniques.

This traditional style was a sign pm or "Schilduhur" refers to a square face painted simple wood have. Above the square wooden face was a semicircle painted wood that had a door to the cuckoo. These carved watchmakers and painted these half circle with the cuckoo in him. The paints were painted on the clock as "Rose Clocks" and had also painted columns on each side of the semicircle.

Over time these watchmakers changed wooden wheels metal watches improves accuracy Runner AM. There is improved craftsmanship in wood carving and painting. 1808 there were 688 watchmakers and watch 582 vendors around the towns of Triberg and Neustadt in the Black Forest region of Germany. In 1850, a school for the preparation clock was started in Germany Furtwangen im Schwarzwald. The Baden Duke donated land and a building and the Grand Duchy of Baden Uhrmacherschule school called. The students learned math, clock drawing, and making cases and am building works.

The front of the watch is hand-carved scenes of flowers and leaves and birds. Some of these watches had scenes of wildlife with deer and rabbits and quail. At the top of the house station a trapdoor where the cuckoo was made.

One was framed clock or "Rose Clocks". Runner The bird was installed on the decorated surface of the watch. This watch style has not been produced for a long time.

The other style was the clock from the station or "Bahnhausle", which was designed to look like a railway house, which was built along the railway lines in Germany. This watch design has become the most popular type for watchmakers.

In 1854 Johann Baptist Beha sold a renowned watchmaker 2 watches a watch dealer with oil paintings on the front of the watch and the cuckoo mechanisms. He called these watches from the station "Bahnhöfle watches". Another well-known watchmaker Theodor Ketterer sold the same style to Glasgow in Scotland. All watchmaker time were designing and building their cuckoo clocks like the house to the station to look with cuckoo mechanisms. Until the late 1850s there was a boom in the construction of cuckoo clocks Black Forest.

In 1860 the station clock began to develop a different kind of style. Watchmakers began on the fronts of their cuckoo clocks to make three-dimensional wooden sculptures. 1862 watchmaker started the clock from the bone to make, instead of wood. Some watchmakers developed to different weights instead of pine cones.

Over the next 150 years was the Cuckoo station or "Bahnhausle" the preferred way of the Black Forest clock. With its high pitched roof and three-dimensional carved front exit trapdoor for the cuckoo and pine cone weights.

Around the city of Schonach and Titisee-Neustadt in Black Forest Germany there are several dozen watches companies that produce the cuckoo clock train and sell worldwide. If you think of a cuckoo clock, you see the style clock "Bahnhausle" with their nice designs and sounds.

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