Origin of the hourglass

It was not until the 14th century that the hourglass was seen commonly. The earliest firm evidence is a depiction of an hour glass in the 1338 fresco Allegory of Good Government by Ambrogio Lorenzetti. …Origin of the hourglass»»

Water clocks

Water clocks, along with sundials, are likely to be the oldest time-measuring instruments, with the only exceptions being the vertical gnomon and the day-counting tally stick. …Water clocks»»

Contemporary cuckoo clock designs

Cuckoo clocks can be inspired by contemporary decorative styles as well. These modern timekeepers are characterized by functional, schematic and minimalist aesthetics. …Contemporary cuckoo clock designs»»

Souvenir cuckoo clocks

The cuckoo clock became successful and world famous after Friedrich Eisenlohr contributed the Bahnhäusle design to the 1850 competition at the Furtwangen Clockmakers School. This style is better known today as a souvenir cuckoo clock. …Souvenir cuckoo clocks»»

History of Cuckoo Clocks

There have been timepieces with an automated bird since antiquity. The first one is credited to the Greek mathematician, Ctesibius of Alexandria (ca.285-222 BC), who in the 2nd century BC used water to sound a whistle and make a model owl move. …History of Cuckoo Clocks»»

Guinness World Records Largest Cuckoo Clocks

Several unusually large cuckoo clocks have been built and installed in different cities of the world with the aim of attracting visitors, as part of publicity of a cuckoo clock shop, or to serve as a landmark for the community and town.

Some have been awarded with the title of “World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock” by the Guinness World Records. …Guinness World Records Largest Cuckoo Clocks»»