This Tudor style chalet cuckoo clock has an animated wood-chopper, water-wheel and dancers. It is made by Anton Schneider in the Black Forest in schonach, Germany.
At the top of the hour the cuckoo bird will come out of the top door and call the hour. Cuckoo will call only once at the bottom of each hour. During this time the wood-chopper will chop wood.
After the call of cuckoo one of two melodies will play as the dancers on the balcony dance. The water wheel will turn as the music plays to the 22 note Swiss music box.
There are three cast iron pine cones that drive the clock. They are attached to tarnish resistant brass chains that thread up thru the clock and drive the gears. Respectfully they drive the time, cuckoo call and movement of the clock. There is a night shut-off switch for quiet time or night use.
This is a very colorful clock and has hand spliced, hand laid shingles. The dial, numerals, hands and cuckoo bird are all made of wood.