Bavaria boasts a winter wonderland
I inherited a Bavarian cuckoo clock this year. At first I dismissed it as kitsch, something to stash in the basement next to a few deflated piñatas and some Moroccan slippers. But then the clock struck the hour, the cuckoo dove out from a carved whorl ...
December 20, 2014
Call of the wild: Patience, know-how key for cuckoo clock ‘doc'
The European cuckoo, too — Galinsky hears that bird ... got that clock cuckooing again, Crow’s wife asked if he could clean others including grandfather and mantle clocks. When Galinsky is not repairing, he’s making — hand-carving leaves, acorns ...
January 2, 2015
You'll Go Cuckoo For This Gigantic Clock Carved Out Of A Single Tree
A remarkable cuckoo clock forged from a single maple tree is being used to crow about Portland, Oregon. Designed by Nicolas Gros and carved by chainsaw sculptor J. Chester Armstrong, the 24-foot-high, 7,000-pound clock is being shown off around the ...
November 26, 2014
River City Five Maple Leaves and One Bird One Day Hand-Carved Cuckoo Clock
and a warm light yellow hand-painted and hand-carved cuckoo bird. The cuckoo clock case is surrounded by five deeply carved maple leaves with a single hand-carved bird seated at the peak of the roof. Two cast iron pine cone weights are suspended beneath ...
December 10, 2013
Cuckoo clocks: It's time for an update
Thought of fondly but more grandpa than got-to-have, cuckoo clocks aren't characteristic of modern dwellings ... A bit of color will fly the bird-and-leaf-carved coop on the hour when a white- and green-winged bird emerges for its battery-powered ...
November 5, 2011
The cuckoo clock
The cuckoo clock first appeared in ... The most familiar cuckoo clock design, known as ‘Chalet’ style, consists of a wooden case that is highly decorated with leaves and animals that are carved in to the wood. It is the ‘Chalet’ style that ...
July 9, 2011
Villengen Hand Carved Black Forest Cuckoo Clock
Styled after the traditional German Black Forest tradition, this cuckoo clock is a graphic, stylish addition to any room. Hand carved wood frame shows leaves and birds. Each hour the cuckoo makes an appearance. Precise quartz movement adds superior ...
September 7, 2010
Lee: Why was cuckoo bird chosen to mark time in a clock?
The cuckoo clock's center of production continues to be Germany's Black Forest region where several dozen firms manufacture the whole clock or parts of it. A chalet-style cuckoo clock ... and may display carved birds, leaves, vines, or the heads of deer ...
August 9, 2008