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Ultimate Cuckoo Clock Guide

Posted by Megan Mahoney on

Ultimate Cuckoo Clock Guide

So you decided that you need a cuckoo clock. Congratulations! But when you google “cuckoo clocks” the result is a little overwhelming.  You are bombarded with approximately 2,400,000 cuckoo clocks and have no idea where to start. And what is all the terminology? Black Forest? Chalet? 8 Day? It’s really not that complicated. I’ll point you in the right direction with these few simple steps.   Decide the niche of cuckoo clock you want.   There are a number of different niches of cuckoo clocks. What I mean by that is say an authentic German cuckoo versus a plastic cuckoo, versus...

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Best Cuckoo Clock Manufacturer

Posted by Megan Mahoney on

Best Cuckoo Clock Manufacturer

Who is the best cuckoo clock manufacturer? Is there a "best" cuckoo clock brand? There isn’t one answer to this question, though there are definitely several that have stood out more than others. There is a cuckoo clock of the year contest held every year by the Black Forest clock association and there are often only a handful of competitive clockmakers. Many of them are 5th, 6th and even 7th generation cuckoo clock makers from the Black Forest. Here are a couple of our favorites.   1.) Hones Cuckoo Clocks Perhaps I’m a little biased, but I really love the Hones...

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What is a Railroad Cuckoo Clock?

Posted by Megan Mahoney on

What is a Railroad Cuckoo Clock?

  It’s not a cuckoo clock… but it is… What is it?! It’s a railroad clock! Railroad clocks are considered cuckoo clocks. In fact, without them, the cuckoo clock would not exist as we know it. Railroad clocks are shaped like rail houses as that was their inspiration. The design was the winner of a major clock making contest held by Robert Gerwig, the director of a Clockmaking School in Furtwangen. The designer was Friedrich Eisenlohr, and he got the idea from working on the new railroads that were cropping up throughout Germany. Ironically, the only feature that was missing...

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