Railroad Station House – Cuckoo Clock
Have you ever asked yourself, who was the famous designer of the Railroad Station House Cuckoo Clock? The famous Black Forest Railroad, which is 150km long, is not only one of the meaningful rail lines of the Black Forest, but also counts as one of the most beautiful rail road lines as such in the uplands among rain road fancier. The leading planner of the Back Forest Railroad, whose name was Robert Gerwig, has not only created a groundbreaking milestone in the history of railroad construction but also made the well known Railroad House Cuckoo Clock by a competition.
The Robert Gerwig contest for redesigning the classic cuckoo clock cabinet in 1850 resulted in Friedrich Eisenlohr making an intensive study of the railroad house constructions. His design of the railroad house is still a mainstay in many subsequent cuckoo clock designs.
In 1850, Friedrich Eisenlohr (Architect) invented the well-known railroad house as a cuckoo clock. He took the classical cuckoo clock cabinet, and added wine branches and a clockface. With this unusual design, he won the contest for a new clock design—a contest that was organized by Robert Gerwig, the director of the clockmaker school in Furtwangen. This was the beginning of the legendary Railroad House Cuckoo Clock.
This unusual and historical Railroad House design is still produced today in the Black Forest according to the original templates.
The simple elegance appeals to both young and old.