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    Default Thorens music box for a Cuckoo Clock

    I'm repairing this Cuckoo Clock and it has a Thorens 22 tooth Music box with two of the teeth broken off. Does anyone know where I could find a replacement 22 tooth comb? The Thorens seems to mount differently than the more common ones seen.

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    Jeff

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    Default Re: Thorens music box for a Cuckoo Clock (RE: Jeff C)

    Jeff,

    Comb has to match the drum, or you will get some really strange tune! Chances are slim to none on finding the correct replacement comb. Better to look for a complete MB, like your old one, and change out the whole thing, or just the drum and comb. Again, chance of finding the same tune is small.

    Willie X

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    Default Re: Thorens music box for a Cuckoo Clock (RE: Willie X)

    I don't think I've ever heard of a successful search for a replacement music comb. Like Willie says, go for a whole replacement unit and don't frustrate yourself wasting time & energy looking for the comb.

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    Default Re: Thorens music box for a Cuckoo Clock (RE: bangster)

    It took me 3 yrs., to find a replacement for a Dr. Zhivago MB. The chances of finding a replacement comb, are very slim. Best of luck.

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    Default Re: Thorens music box for a Cuckoo Clock (RE: Patch)

    Your customer may have to live with the missing notes. Often, depending on which teeth, it isn't very noticeable when it plays. Otherwise, an ebay watch for a scrap cuckoo is likely about all you can do.
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    Default Re: Thorens music box for a Cuckoo Clock (RE: harold bain)

    Appreciate the replies, thanks. When this clock came in I discussed with the customer about leaving these teeth as they are so I'm glad its an option. When I saw Thorens I kind of figured this may be a hard one to even find a full replacement. Seems to be a well made music box especially the governor. It really doesn't sound that awfully bad with the two teeth missing.

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    Default Re: Thorens music box for a Cuckoo Clock (RE: Jeff C)

    Half my relatives have more than 2 teeth missing and they sound fine too.

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    Default Re: Thorens music box for a Cuckoo Clock (RE: Heritage-Clocks)

    Thanks for the laugh!! It's been a long soggy day!! Putting up with Irene.

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    Default Re: Thorens music box for a Cuckoo Clock (RE: Patch)

    If they were baby teeth they may yet grow back in.
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    Default Re: Thorens music box for a Cuckoo Clock (RE: Scottie-TX)

    Timesavers has a 22 tooth music box that's two tunes. You might be able to adapt it to your case if the customer wants it fixed. It wouldn't take much to test the comb. You might be fortunate

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