A time-honored accent that will fetch you a lot of compliments over the years, the River City Clocks MD873-17 Birds with Leaves & Chicks in Nest Musical Cuckoo Clock will soon become an integral part of your home or lodge. This hand-carved eight-day musical German cuckoo clock features wooden hands, a wood dial with Roman numerals, and a warm light yellow hand-painted and hand-carved cuckoo bird. This cuckoo clock case features several hand-carved maple leaves, two birds on each side of the dial, one bird at the peak of the roof, and a bird nest with baby birds beneath the dial. The dancers revolve on their platform at the top of every hour. This clock also plays music on the hour, alternating between two different 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-carved maple leaf pendulum continuously swings back and forth which controls 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 and the music. Pulling the lever down enables the cuckoo clock to play the music and cuckoo call. The eight-day all brass mechanical regular movement is wound once per eight days by raising the three pine cone weights. One weight powers the time, one weight powers the music and dancers, and the other weight powers the cuckoo bird and cuckoo call.
Please note:If your cuckoo clock's timing should ever need adjustment, you can control the speed of your clock by sliding the maple leaf up or down the pendulum stick. Sliding the maple leaf down causes the cuckoo clock to run slightly slower, while sliding the maple leaf up makes the cuckoo clock run slightly faster.
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.Shop All River City Clocks