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Floating Balance for E SCHMECKENBECHER Cuckoo Clock Wanted

PaulMcG

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I am trying to locate a replacement floating balance for a E Schmeckenbecher bird cage cuckoo clock. I presume this part was probably used in many other clocks as it does seem a rather generic part although I can't seem to find it anywhere. I have attached a photo. I damaged my original one and my repair went from bad to worse from my own in experience. Valuable lessons leaned. I really just need the replacement fork and pinion not necessarily the whole unit but this also seems impossible to find. Many thanks
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Burkhard Rasch

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with all respect:I wouldn't call this a floating balance .In these,the balance wheel is suspended by a specialy shaped spiral spring and guided by a verry thin wire through two jeweled holes in its shaft.
What You have is an angulated pin pallet platform.What is wrong with it?
Best regards
Burkhard
 
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PaulMcG

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Thank you for the reply and the correction of what it is actually called.
I broke off the two pins on the fork and made things worse with the fork when trying to replace the pins. So I need a new fork and arbor, basically what is shown in the right hand side of the photo, or a complete replacement unit. If you have a spare escapement unit I can buy or know where I can obtain one please let me know. Thanks again for the reply.
 

harold bain

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I've never run into this type of balance. Good chance you will wait a long time to find another. Perhaps if you send the parts off to an expert it could be salvaged.
 

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