Wooden clock plans the first Black Forest Cuckoo was design and created by Franz Anton Ketterer. In the small village of Schönwald near Triberg, Germany, in the depths of the Black Forest. Ketterer successfully reproduces Cuckoo calls by using smart shortcuts that produce two different sounds. During the following years, the clock industry develops rapidly in the Black Forest. With their inventive genius, intelligence, and dexterity, residents of the area make use of the long. Winter months in making kukuk clocks with rich hand-carved decorations from various forests.
In 1808 there were 688 watchmakers and 582-hour vendors in the Triberg and Neustadt districts. During the long winter months, the fields are covered in snow and people have plenty of time. To make handmade cuckoo clocks with lots of styles with rich and various carvings. Around the world, cuckoo clocks are consider a symbol of the Black Forest. Since the 18th-century watchmakers in their region have specialize in developing this type of clock. The first model of the cuckoo clock is painted wood clocks. The clock consists of almost square boards for raised face and half circle clocks and luxuriously decorated. The cuckoo itself can be found in a semicircle behind a small door. This type of clock was made around 1730 and is consider to be a specific Black Forest clock style.
However, the exact origin of the cuckoo clock is not completely clear to this day. In the mid-19th century there were two main visual forms of the cuckoo clock. “Framed clock”, as the name suggests, has a strong wooden frame and a wide painted interior attached to the clock. The cuckoo is located on the top of the decorated surface and is sometimes included in other decorative scenes. The basic shape of the house is shaped. With wooden decorative elements developed to include scenes from everyday life. The earliest clock of this type has a wooden wall clock with white numbers and cone-shaped hands and firs.
Today, grape leaves, animals and forest plants and hunting scenes are features of this typical cuckoo clock shape. Couples who are dancing in traditional clothing automatically move. To music or the factory wheels spin on the clock, while a farmer cuts wood. The cuckoo itself moves its wings and beak and rocks back and forth while calling. Despite the fluctuations in demand in the watch market. The production of cuckoo hours in the Black Forest remains uninterrupted to this day.