Interesting find today. I am not sure if it is really worth putting any time or money into from a purely financial standpoint, but it was so painful to see this in such awful shape and I had to pick it up from yard sale. I only paid $15 for it, and it should give me some good experience working on a cuckoo clock, which I have not tried before. Maybe when I get done with this one I will be brave enough to attempt to restore the one that my grandfather gave to my dad many many years ago. My first task has been to remove all the mold! It has obviously been exposed to moisture for a period of time, based on the mold and rust. My air compressor, with a pinpoint nozzle, did little, but when I added use of a soft bristle brush, that helped alot. Now I am wondering what to use to clean it further. I have heard many recommendations for Goop or Gojo (no grit). Have any of you used these with cuckoo clocks?