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This Tudor style Black Forest house cuckoo clock shows an animated wood chopper cutting wood next to the water wheel of the mill. The clock is very colorful and has hand spliced shingles on the curved roof. The windows all have open shudders and flowers below each window. A couple of trees, moving water wheel and water fountain complete the scene.
The wood-chopper is animated and moves to the call of cuckoo. After the call of cuckoo the dancers dance and the water wheel turns as the 2 melody, 22 note music box plays.
The clock is made by Anton Schneider in Schonach, Germany. It uses the German Regula 1 day musical movement which is reliable and easy to service. Three cast iron pine cones apply gravity to the brass, tarnish resistant chains which drive the movement, time and cuckoo call. This clock has night shut off switch for quiet time or night use. The pendulum swings back and forth to allow the escapement of the mechanical mechanism. The cuckoo call is created by two bellows mounted on top of whistles inside the clock and actuated by wires at the correct time.