Details about Schneider 150th Anniversary Limited Edition Cuckoo ClockSchneider 150th Anniversary Limited Edition Cuckoo Clock See original listing
Nov 15, 2011 15:17:39 PST
Georgetown, Kentucky, United States
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Overall size: 25 1/2” Wide x 21” High
Model # 8TMT 1848/9, 8-day clock
Original Description Issued by the Anton Schneider Company:
Only 150 clock collectors will own this unique SCHNEIDER Cuckoo Clock, which commemorates a historical anniversary: In 1848, the Schneider family began making cuckoo clocks in their farmhouse. This carefully and detailed crafted Black Forest chalet will offer to the collector and connoisseur a newly developed system which has never been marketed before. Two separate music movements 2.36 will play on the hour one melody each, e.g., there are together 4 different melodies. This is the reason why this clock runs with 4 different 1500-gram wooden weights.
With the first melody, the handcrafted wooden dancing couples on the balcony rotate as well as the high valued children figurines and the water wheel. Also, the 2 beer drinkers are moving. During the second melody, the suckling pig rotates over the fire and also the 4 musicians turn to the music.
Standard features are: Automatic night shut off, wooden hands, wooden dial and the hand-carved wooden cuckoo. (End of Schneider description)
Photos show the original Schneider serial number as well as the limited edition stamp, both of which appear on the back of the clock.
The four melodies original to the clock are:
1. Drink, drink, brother drink
2. In Munich there is a Hofbrauhaus
3. The noisy mill in the Black Forest valley
4. The woodchopper boys
(Note that the clock does not play The Happy Wanderer or Edelweiss, common to many cuckoo clocks)
Clock will be double boxed for shipment, but winning bidder will not hold seller responsible for any damage that occurs during shipping as cuckoo clocks are very fragile and some damage may happen during transit. Shipping cost will include insurance commensurate with value of winning bid. Clock has recently been serviced by an authorized dealer and is in full working condition.
I am the original owner of this clock, having purchased it during a trip to Germany over 10 years ago. It has been kept in a smoke free home while in my possession.