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    jwhicks replied to the thread Music man not retreating.
    Thanks! Yeah the spring wire is super thin and not very visible in that picture. But you certainly pointed me in the right direction...
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    jwhicks replied to the thread Music man not retreating.
    I figure it out. Once roughbarked said "return spring" I began to realize what happened. The rod the man lives on unwound it's spring...
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    jwhicks replied to the thread Music man not retreating.
    OK. So there is a spring near the bottom part of the rod he lives on but it seems to push him outward. Where would the return spring...
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    Hello! I recently acquired three additional cuckoo clocks from my inlaws. One of them is a two door cuckoo clock with a music box and...
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    jwhicks replied to the thread Solved Music box not stopping.
    Got the music starting and stopping at the correct times. I found a thread here about a similar issue and figured it out from there...
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    jwhicks reacted to RJSoftware's post in the thread Solved Music box not stopping with Like Like.
    Glad u got it. Stop adjustment is when tube hits fan. A touch shorter will contact fly later which will play dropped notes.
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    jwhicks reacted to JimmyOz's post in the thread Solved Music box not stopping with Like Like.
    If it is stopping a note or 2 early it maybe another small adjustment need on the right screw that holds the tines down and holds a...
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    jwhicks replied to the thread Solved Music box not stopping.
    Yes, every bit of progress I've made so far with this clock has been very satisfying. When I brought it home I wasn't sure I would have...
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    jwhicks reacted to shutterbug's post in the thread Solved Music box not stopping with Like Like.
    Glad to hear you caught the clock bug. It really does bring satisfaction when you resurrect an old movement that's been "dead" for years.
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    jwhicks replied to the thread Solved Music box not stopping.
    OK! So I removed the three leg lever and compared it to Willie X's photo. The "pin" end of my lever was askew and was not in line with...
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    jwhicks replied to the thread Solved Music box not stopping.
    The corrosion likely came from less than optimal storage conditions over the past 25 years or so. In a home not always climate...
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    jwhicks replied to the thread Solved Music box not stopping.
    Thanks for the input. So what I have noticed is that the plastic tube will indeed stop the fly, but only if the pin drops into the hole...
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    jwhicks replied to the thread Solved Music box not stopping.
    OK. What I'm seeing happen is once the pin exits the hole and the barrel begins to turn, the pin slides out towards the edge of the...
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    Hello! I am new to the world of clocks but I am enjoying it so far. We recently obtained a 1985 Lotscher cuckoo clock from my wife's...
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Rockford's early high grade movements by Greg Frauenhoff