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What is The Worlds Largest Cuckoo Clock?

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What is The Worlds Largest Cuckoo Clock?

What is The Worlds Largest Cuckoo Clock? There are many discrepancies over what or where the Worlds Largest Cuckoo clock is. Several different clocks throughout the world hold Guinness World Records for various titles such as the Worlds Largest Cuckoo Clock and the Worlds First Cuckoo Clock. Uhren-Park in Schonachbach and the Dold family's shop in Schonach both hold records for their size. The largest American Cuckoo Clock is located in Sugarcreek, Ohio.   The Eble Uhren-Park Located in Schonachbach This cuckoo clock is often claimed the Worlds Largest Cuckoo Clock. Functioning just like the clock in your living room, this cuckoo clock’s...

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Modern Cuckoo Clock Styles

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Modern Cuckoo Clock Styles

Cuckoo clocks have stood the test of time and sometimes we wonder if there is any need for them to change. While the traditional cuckoo clocks will always remain a staple in the clockmaking industry, many fifth, sixth and seventh generation clockmakers are willing to give innovation a try. Today, Rombach and Haas is a leader in the design of the modern cuckoo clock. They still offer a wide selection of traditional Black Forest cuckoo clocks, with many of them holding a Black Forest seal of authenticity. They will continue to produce not only carved and chalet cuckoo clocks but...

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Best Cuckoo Clock Manufacturer

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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?

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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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How do you spell it? Coo coo? Cuckoo? Kuku? Coucou?

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How do you spell it? Coo coo? Cuckoo? Kuku? Coucou?

How do you spell it? Coo coo? Cuckoo? kuku? Coucou? Indeed while many people spell it numerous different ways, (I’ve seen kuku, cuckoo, coo coo, and coucou) the correct English spelling is “cuckoo”. This is because the first sound is a higher pitch and relatively shorter in length than the second sound. The second sound is more drawn out and lower in pitch. Most cuckoo calls are roughly a major third musical interval. Both sounds are made from the bellows inside of the back of the clock, but each sound has its own bellow. The correct German spelling, however, is...

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