This quality Black Forest cuckoo clock is made of hand-carved linden wood and no two clocks will look the same. There are seven hand carved maple leaves and bird that sits on the crest. The two birds at the bottom are also hand carved and compliment the decor.
Three cast iron weights in the shape of pine cones drive the clock. One drives the cuckoo call, one the music and one the time. The tarnish resistant chain threads up thru the clock mechanism and around the drive gears. The weights gravity is what powers the clock and it movements. The cuckoo bird, hands, numbers, and dancers are all made of solid wood. This could be considered a green clock as the linden wood it is made from is replanted for every tree that is cut.
The music comes from a Swiss music box mounted inside the clock. It will play one of two delightful melodies after the call of cuckoo at the top of the hour as the dancers dance on the balcony. There is also a night shut-off switch for quiet time or night time hours. The clock must be wound weekly.
This grand piece is made by Rombach und Haas and is an Official Black Forest Clock, certified by the VDS. It is available thru Cuckoo Kingdom, Inc.