Discover the History of the Cuckoo Clock

In addition to showing the time, current watches have many functions and features. There are several modern clock channel information, and its uses are among the most diverse and creative. However, it wasn’t always like this.

The clock as we know it today, is of the wall or wrist, just reached that stage thanks to their predecessors, those made of wood, rope and powered with details well. I bet right now you remember the cuckoo clock, isn’t it?

This is a well known model, both by the distinctive sound and the traditional customization. Discover now the whole history of the cuckoo clock and why he became known worldwide.

Where Did The Cuckoo Clock

Cuckoo clocks have emerged in Germany, by the 17th century, in a region called the Black Forest. The construction of these artifacts was not made all the time and in large quantities.

It was in the cold that loggers, craftsmenand other workers built their watches to get a little extra income in the summer, when they left for Europe, to sell their products.

It was then that a craftsman, to listen to native birds of the Black Forest (or region), thought to combine the usefulness of the clock with a tone out there, giving rise to what would be the Primordium of the cuckoo clock.

Who Is Your Creator

This artisan is called Franz Anton Ketterer, and in 1750 he made adjustments to the clock of time leaving you with the cuckoo clock format. For this, he increased two bellows (tool that produces wind) the clock, so that, on completion of the cycle of 1 hour, the artifact to produce two different sounds, a serious and other acute.

Initially, the clock made by Ketterer was not made to look like the cuckoo bird. Only in the 19th century that the famous bird was incremented to watch because of the similarity of corner of the animal to the sound produced by the bellows.

In addition, with the passage of time, the craftsmen who continued the idea of Ketterer would refine the object, depicting scenes of everyday life or ordinary objects of the time, as trophies of animals, houses made of wood or the workers themselves of that period.

The Cuckoo Clock These Days

Currently, the cuckoo clock became a souvenir sought by tourists from all over the world. Many people travel to the Black Forest only to obtain a copy of the clock or visit the Clock Museum in Germany at least to see the object up close.

The artifacts are still produced respecting the primordial models, built, in your most oak base and with the same technology as the 17th century, with the difference being cast in bronze for the metal parts do not rust over time.

Besides, the current cuckoo clocks are a series of various movements and other animations, but never lose your special touch: the famous cuckoo bird that leaves every hour for singing so unique and memorable.

The cuckoo clock became a landmark in the history for being one of the most popular watches worldwide, either by your distinctive sound or all the atmosphere that surrounds it. After all, a watch that lasts for centuries must be, at least, treated with respect, even by those who are not fascinated by watchmaking.

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