12 unique icons of Mary and hymns
Hymns play on the hour
Volume is adjustable and may be silenced at night
Book explaining the artwork and hymns included in English and Spanish
Clock is electric (110/120v) (plugs into standard US wall outlet)
In the west-central part of Switzerland in the canton of Bern is a valley known as the Emmental, a dreamy, hilly landscape dotted with wooden bridges, cheese dairies, castles and idyllic farms. Loetscher’s “Edelweiss Chalet” clock pays tribute to this beloved region with its finely crafted rendering of a typical Emmental-style chalet. The region is also famous for its woodcarving craftsmen, two of whom you’ll find represented here on either side of the chalet’s edifice.
This Emmental-style chalet has a seesaw centered just above the face of the clock. Together with the clock’s tick-tock the seesaw moves up and down and gives the clock a very cheerful character. The stones at the foot of the flag pole are collected from around the Brienz mountains and the flowers are made of sand that is carefully collected from the banks of Lake Brienz and colored by hand.
The centerpiece of this chalet cuckoo clock is a figurine of Loetscher’s beloved Heidi holding a precious kid in her arms. In the middle of the scene a goat, perhaps the kid’s mother, looks up lovingly at Heidi and the kid. Behind Heidi a pair of wooden Alpine skis, a very familiar sight in this region, lean against the front of the house.
Loetscher’s “Woodcutter’s Chalet” model distinguishes itself from the others with its brightly painted red-colored eaves and gables decorated with yellow-colored flower carvings. When music plays at the half hour, the waterwheel rotates and the seesaw swings up and down. Never a dull moment at the “Woodcutter’s Chalet”!
The ‘Winemaker’ model is another truly extraordinary piece in the Loetscher collection for two reasons. This chalet cuckoo clock was modeled on an existing building in the Canton of Appenzell. The first element that greatly sets this one apart is the striking white-painted tower on the chalet’s left side. The three windows running up the face of the tower are adorned with flower boxes overflowing with colorful blossoms, and flanked by shutters painted a vivid red. Another feature that makes this model so exceptional is its nod to Swiss winemakers. At center stage you’ll find a winemaker carrying a sack of freshly picked grapes, as well as a couple of elegant snow-white geese sunning themselves in the grass.
Barry, the St. Bernard dog, takes center stage on this magnificent chalet cuckoo clock. When music announces the hour, the turntable inside the small hut begins to rotate, creating the charming impression that the puppies are chasing one another. One of the most distinctive features of this piece is the Brienz-style roof that’s carved from a single piece of wood.
Welcome to the Exotic Pet Collection! This Snow Leopard Kit-Cat is ready for adoption. Bring him home today to share some school spirit, your love of animals, or a little walk on the wild side with Kit-Cat! Read more below about the special markings on these clocks.
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This enchanting chalet cuckoo clock gets its name from the two bright yellow birds carved into the chalet’s gable. To the left side of the scene you’ll find two curious little goats tucked away into a snug stable. When a tune plays on the half hour, the playful goats move up and down to the music, giving the delightful impression they’re dancing. At the same time, figurines on the balcony twirl upon hearing the music.
Teach children how to read an Analog Clock with Kit-Cat! This digital download comes with the ebook, printable pages for practicing, and access to the 1 hour original Retro Kit-Cat Audio Cassette – now digitized.
Clockwise was originally published in 1985 to make learning to tell time fun. Now in anticipation of Kit-Cat’s 85th birthday, we’re bringing Clockwise back. Enjoy!