Bahnhausle Design Cuckoo Clock, Enamel Dial, Model #8256
The Bahnhausle design cuckoo clock 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 vines and leaves.
This clock returns to the simplicity of the original Bahnhausle design, foregoing folkloric ornaments. The only remaining reminder are the two black-laquered iron weights in the shape of pine cones. The rest of the clock is a distilled form of the classic Black Forest cuckoo clock.
Other features include a rustic finish and diamond design, reminiscent of Mission style. This classic design fits in both traditional or modern decor!
When the clock strikes the hour or half-hour the door opens, a cuckoo appears and calls along with the clocks gong strike.
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.
Even the packaging has old-world charm, as only paper is used. The factory packing is all made with renewable materials. This clock makes a great gift for the young and old alike. Perfect for modern or traditional decor, including environments in the Bauhaus, Mission, Usonian, or Danish Modern styles.
Posted by Don Osburn on 18th Dec 2012
This Model 8256 cuckoo clock is just outstanding in every way. The build quality is just fine. The fit and funish are beautiful. Very minor adjustment to the pendulum (expected) to attain dead-on accuracy of the time keeping movement.
I could not be more pleased.
Thank you! ! !