Anton Schneider first started making clocks in 1848 in his farmhouse in Schonach in the Black Forest of Germany. The family business is now in the 6th generation and still continues to produce cuckoo clocks of the highest quality. A new factory was built in 1952 and over the years has been extended and modernised and is now among the largest and most modern cuckoo clock factories in the Black Forest.
In spite of the inevitable "modernisation" the old tradition of valuable carving and traditional skills are still maintained. Local craftsman are employed and intensively trained using traditional methods and skills.
A love of detail, combined with ancient handicraft skills are today the characteristics of the new generation of high value cuckoo clocks. With the highly skilled craftsman in carpentry, woodcarving, assembly and quality control they are able to offer an unrivalled selection of superbly crafted clocks.
As well as employing local skills the company also resources local materials. The clock cases, dials, hands, carved animals and figurines are all hand crafted using the timber from the Black Forest. The Black Forest is a mountainous region of coniferous forest in Baden-Wurttemburg in Western Germany bounded to the west and south by the Rhine and extending to the Swiss border in the south.
We have had a long and very close working relationship with Anton Schneider, so if you cannot find exactly what you require and would like some help or assistance with the range, then please do not hesitate to contact us.