Model #1259 Railroad crossing guard house cuckoo clock, 17 H x 12 W x 6 D
The Bahnhusle design has been an incredibly popular design since 1850. Friedrich Eisenlohr of Furtwangen, Germany first submitted the design as part of a contest for the Grand Duchy of Baden. His inspiration was a railroad guards house overrun by grape vines and leaves.
When the clock strikes the hour or half-hour the door opens, a cuckoo appears and calls along with the clocks gong strike. This larger clock has a deep and resonant cuckoo call. Compare its sound with smaller clocks.
This clock is hand made in the Black Forest in Germany. The mechanical brass movement is driven by two weights and time escapes with the tick of a traditional pendulum. The cuckoo call sound is made by two wooden whistles with bellows inside the clock case.