Classic Cuckoo Clocks
Cuckoo clocks are different from most clocks because of their birdhouse shape and cuckoo bird sounds. Cuckoo clocks, resembling chalet houses, use weights and a pendulum to keep time and sound out a cuckoo’s call every hour through bellows. These carved, collectible clocks originated in the Black Forest region of Germany where talents of carpenters and clock makers combined to form the distinctive timepieces. Most cuckoo clocks have folksy mechanical parts, such as a bird popping out from a window or a lumberjack chopping at a tree.