History of kukučkových hours.

Cuckoo clock are unique products, which are known for centuries. The first hour produced by kukučkovú before the start of the eighteenth century in Germany, in the region known as the Black-Black Forest. Production hours in this area dates back to before the beginning of the 17th century Germany. The father of kukučkovej the clock should be German itFranz Anton Ketterer, although there are many stories of the dinar and the traditions of these unique classes.
They were inspired by the idea of the Czech design cuckoo clock at the end of the century, which had fallen into Germany through 16 street vendors of the modern Czech Republic. This method of selling antiques famous cuckoo clock even more than the watch, in the Black Forest in Germany. In the following three centuries, market vendors have traveled throughout Europe selling the charming antiques, which has affected and the different areas of Europe with a unique sound and light ohúrili.
Although the first cuckoo clocks were made from wood, were in the style of intricately decorated and carved creations than on the much easier that you usually needs at kukučkových. Not only the corpus was produced from wood, at that time, each piece of the clock was made of wood, including transfersand other working parts. It is one of the reasons why these antique clock or ensured that completely faded. In addition, many of these first hours were painted in colors that do not have the potential to hold the pigment in vodovými over time and are easily avoidable by simply cleaning the clock with a damp cloth.
Although these early clocks were primitive compared to today's competitors, the famous cuckoo bird instead of the traditional zvonkohier as a sign of the clock. Been in Asia, Africa and Europe, is unique in the fact that his own cuckoo eggs in nests of other birds, which serve as the substitute parents leaves seal pups unharmed the cuckoo. This bird was commonly grey in color, while the female should be at the top of the head tuft of red feathers.

Also, unlike today's clock, the first cuckoo clocks were decorated in styles that match the families, military themes, or hunting scenes. At the end of 18 century the production of cuckoo clocks became the industrial and began selling to customers all over Germany, Europe and the rest of the world. Cuckoo clock soon became synonymous with the German lifestyle, were incredibly popular souvenir. Three of the most famous watchmakers of Germany began producing cuckoo clocks, namely Theodore Ketterer, Fidel Hepting, and Johann Baptist Beha.
Unlike the industrialization in other parts of the world where large, noisy, dirty factories produce different products, factories nand were generally much smaller and simpler cuckoo cottages in villages, where entire families contribute one specific part of the clock. Every individual was trained on the creation of a specific part of the clock, one member of the family to be decorated or constitute a fundamental piece, another hand-sculpted, painted and, in turn, was finishing. More than 13,500 men, women and children worked at that time in the production of kukučiek in the Schwarzwaldskej village of Triberg.

Today, the cuckoo clock known all over the world. According to the ancient tradition of the most original cuckoo clocks are still manufactured in the black forest region. Whether you decide to decorate your home for hours, in which the abode of a small bird, or do you want a real German souvenir that will commemorate the holiday, or a certain period of your life, they are the perfect addition to any home cuckoo clock.

The author of the article: Bill b. Carmel

Translation: Jaroslav Dziak