691 Steinbach Nutcracker Clockmaker
In Germany the old clockmaker from the
Black forest scoffs go to the cuckoo... when the weight chain came off
its mechanism yet again. Thatís the problem with the world famous
cuckoo clocks you see.
These very special hand-made Black
forest clocks are sold all over the world. Their characteristics are two
whistles with two small pairs of bellows which are pressed together
shortly after one another by the weight on the chain. The speed of this
sequence is regulated in this kind of clock by a wind wing. It is not so
easy to become a real clockmaker. 3 1/2 to 4 years are necessary to
become a journeyman. To become a master clockmaker you have to go to one
of the special master schools. The people from the Black forest usually
go to the school in Schwenningen.
The days when the cuckoo clocks were
carried on their back panniers over the mountains have long since gone
but a piece of this old romance is still alive in the Black forest
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