The following German Black Forest cuckoo clock is made by Anton Schneider in Schonach, Germany. This one day, musical cuckoo clock must be wound daily and the music is provided by a Swiss music box inserted into the clock. After the call of cuckoo one of two melodies will play. Melodies are normally Edelweiss and The Wanderer but are subject to change.
An authentic Black Forest cuckoo clock, the carvings of four leaves and three birds decorate this clock. The bird on the crest watches as the two animated birds at the bottom rock to feed the nest during the call of cuckoo. The mechanical mechanism is powered by gravity. It has two weights made of cast iron, one of which drives the time and the other the cuckoo call. The weights hang on a hook at the end of a tarnish resistant chain. The chain runs up thru and over the drive gears which power the mechanism. A pendulum hangs below the clock and swings back and forth controlling the timing of the cuckoo clock.
All cuckoo clocks are measured from the very top wooden part of the clock, to the very bottom part of the cuckoo clock and do not count the pendulum and weights.