Adolf Herr Quartz Cuckoo Clock - The Busy Wood Chopper
A cuckoo clock with a typical Black Forest house with a shingled roof. The wood cutter chops wood on the hour in time to the cuckoo call and its echo. One of 12 different alternating melodies follows, while the water wheel turns and the figurines in their Black Forest traditional costume dance around to the music. A light sensor automatically turns off the cuckoo sound and the music at night, or they can be turned off anytime by means of a manual switch. In stock
Battery operated movement with manual and automatic night-off (Sensor).
Twelve different melodies: Cuckoo Waltz, Bayrischer Ländler, Waterwheel in the Black Forest, The Woodchopper March, Happy Wanderer, Trink Brüderlein Trink, In München steht ein Hofbräuhaus, For Elise, Lorelei, Home Sweet Home, Clementine, Salut d’amour.
wooden dial, diameter 3.1 Inches (8 cm).
Wooden Black Forest Figurines.
Three C batteries
Height: 12.2 Inches (31 cm), only case without weights and pendulum
Width: 11.0 Inches (28 cm)
Depth: 6.7 Inches (17 cm)
|Weight net:||3.6 kg|
|Weight gross:||4 kg|
Adolf Herr – Creator of Black Forest Clocks of long tradition
In 1730 Anton Ketterer built the first cuckoo clock. In the 1780´s Adolf Herr´s ancestor, Johann Hiller, already built clocks in the Black Forest. His son in law, Johann Baptist Rainer, born in 1763 continued the clock making tradition. His son in law, Christian Herr, born 1814 was clock maker, too. From then on, the clock making art was handed down from father to son. Bernhard Herr, born 1842, Robert Herr, born 1876, and Rudolf Herr, born 1901, established a family tradition in making fine clocks. Adolf Herr, Rudolf´s son, married to Gerlinde Eble, whose great-grandfather, grandfather, and father had also been clockmakers, opened his own business in 1977 – the House of Black Forest Clocks. He has been creating cuckoo clocks in ever since, inventing new designs and, above all, new movements that have found a new place in many households in Germany and overseas. The creator´s autograph guarantees the experience of 7 generations of making clocks.