For sale: Centuries old rare folk art from Wales' forgotten past
"You find similar items that have been brought back from the Black Forrest in southwest Germany, they look like cuckoo clocks, but this one would probably have been made in a little back room in Pembrokeshire somewhere. "The figures would have ...
June 3, 2015
Family clock repair business stands the tests of timepieces
You won't find a manual for most antique clocks at the Olde Timer Clock Shop, so skill and handed-down knowledge are needed, especially with old cuckoo clocks like these, some of which are more than a century old. You never know when you're going to ...
May 31, 2015
Crafts, tours bring history up close at Old Economy Village
It's unique not only for its carvings of grapes and other motifs reminiscent of Germany's Black Forest but for the sound it makes when the lid is opened. “It has a little bellows called a pipsqueak. It's like a cuckoo clock,” said David Miller, an ...
May 23, 2015
Waukesha clock restorer crazy about cuckoos
Bill Galinsky works on repairing a customer's German 1970 Hubert Herr cuckoo clock. He got his first cuckoo clock when he was almost 7 years old, when his father, a mason who loved to prowl rummage sales, bought a Schmeckenbecher for a quarter....
December 27, 2014
Swiss Designers Reinvent the Cuckoo Clock
Steeped not only in a culture of old-fashioned alpine agrarianism, but also in a legacy of meticulous handiwork in a nation of clockmakers, the cuckoo clock has long been an icon of Switzerland. But in today's tech-heavy, electronically pulsating world ...
February 25, 2015
The last rhino: future bleak for the sole male northern white
Every evening he patrols the Kenyan savannah, glimpsing lions chasing down darting Thomson's gazelles, hearing the calls of red-chested cuckoos and, when there is a full moon, seeing the majestic, snow-capped peaks of Mount Kenya in the distance. But ...
Quick Getaways: Solvang serves up lots of calories, but lets you walk them off
The quaint – some would say over-the-top – streets are lined with nearly 100 shops selling clogs, cuckoo clocks, antiques, art and collectibles. Mixed in are wine-tasting rooms, bakeries and restaurants serving fare ranging from classic Danish to Mexican....
April 1, 2015
Dwindling cadre of repair technicians keeps antique clocks ticking
The men and women who repair antique clocks ... "You can find cuckoo clocks at a garage sale cheap enough, and it's well worth it to have them repaired, or to replace the movement," he says, noting that new German clocks can cost hundreds or thousands ...
June 5, 2015
Cuckoo for Clocks Now Sells German Beer Steins
Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Cuckoo for Clocks, based in Antelope, Calif., carries a wide selection of beautiful, quality cuckoo clocks and is excited to announce that they are now offering handmade German ... collected antique and replica beer ...
August 15, 2014
Quartz Melodies Black Forest House Cuckoo Clock
Chalet style. Two metal weights. Wooden cuckoo, dial with roman numerals and hands. Wooden cuckoo calls and strikes every half and full hour. Quartz movement with 12 different melodies. Brown dancing figurines, mill wheel and beer drinker move at full hour.
December 10, 2013
US Post Office Delivery man throws box over fence (Video)
The 1938 German Cuckoo Clock inside the box was broken and this is a valuable antique. The postal worker didn’t just gracefully drop the box to the ground; he flung the box, with an action much like a shot-putter! "Fox and Friends" did a quick segment on ...
January 20, 2012
Mailman Caught on Video Tossing Package with Antique Clock Over Fence
Oreb was waiting on a 1938 German black forest cuckoo clock, he told NBC. On Tuesday, he watched in horror as the mailman pulled up and lobbed the clock over the fence. Oreb tried to chase the mailman down, but he was gone and the cuckoo clock needed a ...
January 19, 2012
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
Going cuckoo over Germany’s Black Forest
A mix of “Eden-ism” and hedonism, the Black Forest is popular with German holiday-goers and tourists looking for serious R&R, clean air, cuckoo clocks, countless hiking ... using its collection of antique farms as racks upon which to hang artifacts ...
June 1, 2006