This eight day, musical cuckoo clock features a large 36-note music box with an excellent sound. This eight-day musical cuckoo clock has a night time shut-off lever so you can turn off the music and cuckoo and leave the time-keeping function running.
Realistic animations such as this one were commonly reproduced mechanically in the Black Forest since the early Nineteenth Century. Here, a young woman practices her Mandolin, sings to the little creatures in the forest, while her little brother plays with his wagon. The townspeople are above, on the balcony, dancing to the music.
The dial, hands, and numbers and bird are all of solid wood. The shingles on the roof are individually hand laid, and all the carvings are done by hand. The bird and dancers move along with the mechanically produced music and cuckoo call. The sound of the bird is produced by real wooden whistles.
The “Mandolin” cuckoo clock is made by Rombach und Haas and is available from Cuckoo Kingdom. It is an Original Black Forest Clock, certified by the VDS.