The Black Forest flute clock has a musical mechanism with eight different melodies and 35 pipes: the 1st register with 21 covered pipes, the 2nd register with 10 open pipes (one octave higher) and two base pairs DD + DC. The walking and striking mechanism can be pushed in, lie next to each other and are wood-spindled. The drive mechanism consists of a ground wheel with a wooden drum, a heart wheel, a crankshaft, a porch and a locking lever. The case has a simple fir wood frame, is covered with pear wood and stained black. It includes two maple panels with a copper engraving from Utrecht on the upper panel and with a picture of two soldiers on the lower panel. Both are colored with glaze paints and bordered in blue. The roller is equipped with eight melodies.
Note: The watch was probably made to order by a Dutch officer in the Black Forest. The intersection in the cityscape of Utrecht still exists, the house shown no longer.
Here you can see the inside of a flute clock.
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