River City Cuckoo Clocks is committed to bringing you the finest in German craftsmanship.
River City takes very seriously their commitment to offer you the finest collection of cuckoo clocks available from those German manufacturers who have displayed outstanding quality, originality, and attention to detail.
They also believe that buying cuckoo clocks should be a fun, rewarding experience.
clocks have been made in Germany since 1750, when Franz
Anton Ketter of the Black Forest village of Schonwald managed to reproduce the
cuckoo bird's song with the clever use of bellows producing two different
notes. In the following century, the Black forest clock industry developed
rapidly. Inventive, dexterous craftsmen spent the long, harsh winter
months making clocks with beautiful hand-carved decorations of various woods.
They were so successful that today when the Black Forest is mentioned, people
automatically associate cuckoo clocks with the region.
production process still involves folks working at home producing the cases,
carvings and various other elements that all get sent to a "factory"
for final assembly and shipping.
The clock cases are made of select linden, pine
and spruce woods from the Black Forest The
woods are dried for several years before experienced master carvers handcraft
the cases and frames. Each clock is
tested for several days before shipment to ensure you only receive products that truly are "The
Best of the Black Forest."