This Black Forest house cuckoo clock has animated children on a teeter-totter, water wheel and dancers. It is made by Anton Schneider in the Black Forest of 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. 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 one of two melodies from 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 cuckoo clock has hand spliced, hand laid shingles wooden shingles. The dial, numerals, hands and cuckoo bird are all made of wood.