HerrZeit by Adolf Herr Quartz Cuckoo Clock - The Traditional Vine Leaves AH 40/1 QM
A traditional Black Forest cuckoo clock with a hand-carved cuckoo bird and vine leaves on the clock's face and pendulum. The cuckoo calls on the hour and is followed by an echo and by one of 12 alternating melodies. The cuckoo and the music turn off automatically between 10.00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m. or they can be turned off anytime manually. The clock is personally signed at the back by the manufacturer Adolf Herr. His signature guarantees the experience of 7 generations of clock-workmanship. This clock comes with a certificate of authenticity (AHC).
Battery operated movment with manual and automatic night-off (10 p.m. - 6 a.m.).
The music can be turned off separately. Melodies: Ich weiss nicht was soll das bedeuten..., Oh my Darling, The Happy Wanderer , Horch was kommt von draussen rein, Im Frühtau zu Berge, Im gruenen Wald da wo die Drossel singt, Oh Donna Clara, Schwarzbraun ist die Haselnuss, Kuckuck-Kuckuck rufts aus dem Wald, Alle Voegel sind schon da, Waterwheel in the Black Forest. Ein Vogel wollte Hochzeit machen.
wooden dial, diameter 2 3/8 Inches (6 cm).
Three C batteries (not included)
|Manufacturer||HerrZeit by Adolf Herr|
|Weight net:||1.9 kg|
|Weight gross:||2.2 kg|
|Height:||23 cm/9.1 inch|
|Width:||17 cm/6.7 inch|
|Depth:||14 cm/5.5 inch|
HerrZeit by Adolf Herr
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, and father had also been clockmakers, opened his own business in 1977 – the House of Black Forest Clocks. He, and his son Juergen (7th generation) 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.