Tuesday, November 29, 2011

An Early Black Forest Musical Flute Clock "Fötenuhr"

This is a beautiful Black Forest flute clock. This flute clock represents the earliest construction style where the time, strike, and musical works all share a simple clockwork style housing. By 1820 this style was not longer used and a removable clockwork was then incorporated into a more robust musical framework…allowing for more a much more complex musical machine to be developed.

This flute clock is very small having a total shield height of under 18″!

The clock plays 6 lovely tunes on a rang of 15 wood pipes. The tunes range from fast peppy tunes to slow waltzes.

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