Last Updated: 10/8/2008


"Black Forest Music Clocks," by Karl Kochmann. Published in 1990 by Antique Clocks Publishing, OH. Soft cover, 61 pages with Color, black-and-white photographs and drawings. The book measures 8-1/2 inches (21.5 cm) high by 5-3/8 inches (13.6 cm) wide. Only 1,000 copies were printed.

This book is the result of over 25 years of research, by the author. It was underwritten by the Buckeye (Ohio) Chapter #23 of the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc. (NAWCC), and presented at the 1990 Southern Ohio Regional Convention.

  1. Black Forest Music Clocks
  2. The Craft of the Flute Clockmaker
  3. Ignatz Bruder
  4. Components of the Flute Clock
  5. Function of the Flute Clock
  6. Start and Stop the Playerbarrel
  7. The Bellows and Playerbarrel Drive
  8. The Windchest and Wind Pressure Calibration
  9. The Flute Pipe
  10. The Playerbarrel
              Letter From The Author

List of Tables
  1. The Bruder Family
  2. Flute Clock Makers
  3. Location Map
  4. Schematic Assembly of the Flute Clock
  5. The Strike Train
  6. Start and Stop the Playerbarrel
  7. The Bellows
  8. The Bellows and Playerbarrel Drive
  9. Pipe Prospect and Windchest
  10. Wind Calibration
  11. The Flute Pipes
  12. Theoretical Length of Flute Pipes
  13. Sound Frequency
  14. The Playerbarrel and Spikes
  15. Playerbarrel Compositions

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