German English Gong and Bellows sequencing on Cuckoo Clock

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  1. richjfran123

    richjfran123 Registered User

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    Hi, it’s a pleasure to be here and thank you in anticipation of your kind assistance. My clock makes the cuc then the koo then the gong sounds. I am certain my striking levers are in correct, As can be seen from the picture. Am I missing something really silly or do some clocks behave in this way?

    thanks

    Richard

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  2. JTD

    JTD Registered User

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    Welcome to the board.

    I am a bit confused as to your question. As I understand your current position, the clock cuckoos and then strikes. Are you meaning you think the cuckoo and the gong should sound together?

    JTD
     
  3. richjfran123

    richjfran123 Registered User

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    Hi JTD
    My apologies. I’ll try to explain again. So the clock strikes on the hour and on the half hour. As it strikes the sequence is cuc then koo then gong. On other cuckoo clocks the sequence is gong, then cuc then koo. Is it normal for different clocks to have a different sequence?
     
  4. Burkhard Rasch

    Burkhard Rasch Registered User
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    afaik there is no fixed rule about what should sound first and what to follow.Remember that the lifting action of both bellows and the strike hammer is governed by the same first or lifting wheel. The sequence is determined by the levers being lifted by the pins of this wheel and depends on the position of the three deviation shafts to each other.I don´t know wether this can be changed at random in a given movement
    Burkhard
     
  5. richjfran123

    richjfran123 Registered User

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    Burkhard
    Thank you for your response. You have settled my mind and happy with the idea that there is no golden rule about the strike sequence. Thanks also to JTD and may I say this is a fantastic forum.
     
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