River City Clocks MD898-17 Blacksmith Swinging Hammer & Moving Waterwheel Musical Cuckoo ClockItem#: HN-LL177
- Hand-carved in the Black Forest of Germany
- Blacksmith swings his hammer at the top of every hour
- Plays 2 melodies--Edelweiss and the Happy Wanderer
- 8-day all brass mechanical movement
- Dimensions: 14W x 14D x 17H inches
- Click here to listen to Clock
Classic in appeal and big on function, the River City Clocks MD898-17 Blacksmith Swinging Hammer & Moving Waterwheel Musical Cuckoo Clock will add timeless elegance and sweet music to your home. This eight-day Black Forest musical cuckoo clock features a blacksmith hammering in front of a cottage, while the top of the chimney has a seagull nest holding two chicks and their mother. At the top of every hour, the man swings his hammer up and down, the waterwheel turns, the dancers revolve, and the clock plays one of two different twenty-eight note melodies, Edelweiss and the Happy Wanderer. Three cast iron pine cone weights are suspended beneath the clock case by three separate brass chains. The hand-made pendulum continuously swings back and forth to control the timing of the clock. On every hour, the cuckoo bird emerges from a swinging door above the clock dial and counts the hour by cuckooing once per hour. The half hour is announced with one cuckoo call. There is a sound shut-off device beneath the base of the cuckoo clock. Pushing the lever up disables the cuckoo birds cuckoo, the blacksmith, waterwheel, and the music. Pulling the lever down enables the blacksmith, the waterwheel to move and allows the music and cuckoo. The eight-day regular movement is wound once per eight days by raising the three pine cone weights. One weight powers the time, one weight powers the Swiss music box, and the other weight powers the cuckoo bird and cuckoo call, the band, and waterwheel.
About River City Clocks
Since 1988, River City Clocks has offered the finest collection of cuckoo clocks available from German manufacturers, who consistently display outstanding quality, originality, and attention to detail. Each clock is a unique work of art, hand-carved by master craftsmen from Black Forest Linden Wood, where these clocks are thought to have originated. River City Clocks offers over 100 different styles of cuckoo clocks, many traditional and contemporary mantel and wall clocks, decorative Galileo thermometers, hourglasses, weather instruments, and more.
Dimensions & Specifications
River City Clocks
14W x 14D x 17H in.
8 Day Musical