Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Black Forest Rooster Clock by Emilian Wehrle C. 1885

In Clocks > Cuckoo Clocks > Show & Tell.
Clocks1007 of 2239Pennwood Tambour Mantel Numechron Model 121, 1934-39Black Forest Clock with Apostle Automata C. 1890
3
Love it
0
Like it

olivieronavaolivieronava loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
pw-collectorpw-collector loves this.
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 2 years ago

Email

blackfores…
(10 items)

Rooster clocks are very rare. On the hour the exposed painted tin mechanical rooster comes to life as the clock reproduces the roosters crow three times.

With each call the cock leans back and opens his mouth in sequence with the call.

The movement reproduces the roosters call by using friction. Emilian Wehrle was issues a patent for the design.

Because of the loud obnoxious call that is produced at the top of each hour very few were ever sold... today they are one of the most desirable Black Forest clocks made during the second half of the 19th century.

You can watch a 2 minute video here how the movement with a narration on how the call is produced:

http://youtu.be/5Pmkpah8p4s

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.