The six photos below, are from a place in Pennsylvania that offers cuckoo clocks to suit anyone's taste. They have the traditional Black Forest cuckoo clocks, stylish, modern cuckoo clocks, and some that appear to be old cuckoo clocks, but which are battery-operated.
They have graciously consented to allow us to showcase a few of them. Enjoy!
Oh, by the way, if you are in Pennsylvania, do try to see these impressive clocks "in person". They are located the village of Lahaska, in Bucks County, at the Peddler's Village. It is at the intersection of Route 202 and Route 263. If you are fortunate enough to have GPS navigation, use the address below, as the GPS system will not easily recognize the route address.
2400 Street Road, New Hope, PA 18938.
You can also contact them through the Peddler's Village website, and enjoy seeing their beautiful clocks, here: Fehrenbach Black Forest Clocks
More Information on the Gallery of Clocks below:
The first five cuckoo clocks below, are 8-day clocks. Why they are called "8-day" instead of "7-day", is a mystery, as it seems the best time to rewind an 8-day clock, is 7 days after you wound it the last time. There are also cuckoo clocks that are called 1-day clocks. That one is easy to figure out; it will need to be wound once every 24 hours. The 1-day cuckoo clocks will usually run for approximately 30 hours, but it is easier to remember to wind it up once a day, at the same time of day.
Often, you can tell the difference by looking at the weights that hang down from the chains below the clocks. The larger, heavier weights indicate that you are viewing an 8-day clock, and the smaller weights indicate the clock is a 1-day clock. If there are three weights, one of them will be appropriated to operate any musical mechanism, or moving figures on the clock.
If the weights remind you of pine cones, they are supposed to, and the weights are often referred to as pine cones, too!
The last clock in the gallery below, is a battery-operated cuckoo clock. That is a nice option we have today, so one is not constantly forgetting to rewind the clock, necessitating resetting the hands to the proper time.
We hope you have enjoyed seeing these six featured clocks, and we are most gracious to the people who allowed us to showcase them here for you to enjoy. If you like the clocks, take a few moments to read their interesting story, here:
About German Clocks and Gifts, and the Fehrenbach family