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Cuckoo Clock Repair Guides

Steven Thornberry

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My son's girlfriend has asked me whether I knew of any cuckoo clock repair guides. I do not myself, but I wonder whether there are any such that might be recommended. I suspect something very basic and simple would be in order. I suspect this may be for her younger brother, but I can't be sure.
 

Vernon

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* "The cuckoo clock owners repairer manual" by D. Rod Lloyd
* "Cuckoo clock repair made simple" by Tom Seaman

I don't own either but have heard some folks like them. Vernon
 
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Willie X

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No good ones that I know of.

Merritt's has a couple I haven't read. One is by Bill Tipton ($42), the other is by Tom Seaman ($26). Both center on the common Regula-25 movement.

Maybe someone can recommend one, or the other. I don't think both would be necessary?

Willie X
 

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I noticed that Conover's book #9 German Clocks includes Cuckoo clocks. I've not seen, nor used the book but perhaps others have.
 

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D. Rod Lloyd's book is a mixed bag - useful if you're doing a Regula movement, but not very helpful for other cuckoo movements. The second half of the book is on general clock repair and there is a lot of useful information in there if you can get past the writing, which is atrocious. I keep reaching for my red editor's pen every time I look at it.
 

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"The Cuckoo Clock Repair Manual" by Robert Bilger. Very good book. Covers Regulas and Hubert Herr's. It got me through my first cuckoo.

Pat
 

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They are fairly easy to figure out if you are able to repair a regular two train striker. Just about any book on clock repair or a video course would provide enough information to do the job.
 

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Philip E. Balcomb has two clock repair books that are very useful. The one called Clock Repair First Reader has a good section on cuckoo clocks.
 

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They can be a lot of fun to study and play with, watching how the various lift wires and levers work together to do their magic. The post WWII Regula movements are easy to work on and because they are weight driven you don't have to worry about stored energy in springs. Learning the basics on how to hand bush would be very useful.
 

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Philip E. Balcomb has two clock repair books that are very useful. The one called Clock Repair First Reader has a good section on cuckoo clocks.
Balcomb does have a good section on Cuckoo Clocks, but finding a copy at a reasonable price might be tricky.
This source seems to have some good options: https://www.allbookstores.com/book/compare/0962045616
I've never purchased through this website before.
 

POWERSTROKE

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I have d rod lloyds. Terrible unless you have no experience at all.
 

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