What is a Grandfather Clock?
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February 7, 2016
Germany's Black Forest clock route is full of surprises
The Black Forest's rolling hills produce grapes for wine and a wide assortment of fruit, but are best known as the home of the cuckoo clock. stenciled with forest motifs. These are clearly descendants of the traditional clock yet something brand-new....
November 28, 2015
Cuckoo for cuckoo clocks
If you have the wish to buy one of those fancy cuckoo clocks you have seen hanging grandly on a wall, here are the things you should consider when investing in one. The manufacturing process of an original, Black Forest Cuckoo Clock requires a lot of ...
August 27, 2015
The murderers next door
The hand's breadth murders in modern Maramureş are something more disturbing than that, signs of modern dysfunction and dispossession, of traditional systems failing, of the modern substitutes proving inadequate, of naked, unregulated behaviour leaving ...
November 19, 2015
Step into a fairy tale in Germany's Black Forest
A young boy on my Black Forest tour said he was a bit afraid of what might lurk in the dark woods. His sister expected to see fairy tale princesses. His father hoped to buy a handmade cuckoo clock. And his mother was seeking a recipe for the famed ...
December 19, 2015
Sour Kraut in Nyack closes:What's left for fans of German fare?
Platzl Brauhaus in Pomona is not the only German restaurant to close this week. Sour Kraut in Nyack closed its doors on Jan. 4. “It was really busy parts of the year,” like around Oktoberfest, says Monica Olive, the daughter of Sour Kraut owner ...
January 8, 2016
An Insider's Look at Germany
The Black Forest was made famous by the Grimm Brother's fairytales, and if you're into hiking then The Black Forest is located right behind the hostel with easily marked routes. While in Freiburg, also see the Look at the cuckoo clocks, and visit a ...
November 25, 2015
A grandfather clock may have a moon phase dial marked by two moons painted on the dial. A moon phase dial works the same as clock hands. The minute hand moves one revolution per hour and the hour hand moves one revolution every 12 hours. The moon phase dial moves at one revolution about every 56 days as the moon's cycle is 28 days. An antique grandfather clock usually has either an eight day or a 30 hour movement. Most eight day clocks are wound with a key and have two winding holes. The weight that makes the clock strike is located on the left of the clock's front, while the weight that keeps the clock moving and telling time is on the right of the clock's front. The 30 hour movement on some grandfather clocks is wound by a chain or a rope and not a key as with an eight day movement. The 30 hour movement has just the weight that both runs the clock and causes the clock to strike.
If you have the wish to buy one of those fancy cuckoo clocks you have seen hanging grandly on a wall, here are the things you should consider when investing in one. The manufacturing process of an original, Black Forest Cuckoo Clock requires a lot of talent and skill. It takes three years to become a Black Forest Cuckoo Clock woodcarver apprentice. There are typically three different styles of cuckoo clocks. The traditional style and station house are the most historic styles. Both have a very, long history in the cuckoo clock world. The traditional style is famous for it's deep animal carvings and dark stain, whereas the station house style captivates the eye through its' classy look. Two different movements are available with cuckoo clocks, the mechanical movement and the quartz movement (battery powered). If you want an authentic Black Forest Cuckoo Clock, you should definitely go with the brass movement. All mechanical movements are manufactured by SBS in Schonach, Black Forest, Germany and are well-known under the brand name Regula.
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Edgy Take on Black Forest Cult
German artist Stefan Strumbel's work tends to be garish and deliberately controversial. It's an edgy take on traditional Black Forest culture. His cuckoo clocks have skulls and rifles instead of happy, singing birds. 70 years after the author's death ...
January 28, 2016
German Cuckoo Clock 8-day-movement Chalet-Style 12.00 inch - Authentic black forest cuckoo clock by Hekas
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December 25, 2015
Germany’s Black Forest clock route is full of surprises
FRANKFURT, Germany — There were a number of fine examples of German ... the traditional carved designs on display, but also plain house-shaped cuckoo clocks in shocking pink, lime green and other startling colors, sometimes stenciled with forest motifs.
November 28, 2015
6" Traditional German Weatherhouse with Deer and Thermometer (River City Clocks) - Cuckoo Clock and thermometer
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November 24, 2015
Objects of desire: cuckoo clock
Forget what Orson Welles said about Switzerland and the cuckoo clock: the originals and the best come from Germany; more specifically, the Bavarian Schwarzwald — home of that other object of desire, the Black Forest gateau. The most traditional design is ...
October 31, 2015
Germany's Baden-Württemberg is More Than Cuckoo Clocks and Black Forest Cakes
Imagine that you’re in a classic Mercedes-Benz for a top-down, wind-in-your-hair ride through the Black Forest. Your route overflows with castles, cuckoo clocks and cobblestone ... to drive through on your German road trip: Pleasures of the pedestrian ...
June 17, 2015
Germany's Black Forest: Dark woods and mushrooms
Traditional half-timbered houses — with gabled roofs and framed windows forming distinctive geometric patterns on the building facades — add to the fairytale look of the towns. Triberg also boasts three claims to fame: cuckoo clocks, Black Forest cake ...
May 2, 2015