How does one take the movement out

POWERSTROKE

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There are no screws visible and the bellows are glued in. Does the front trim need to be taken off? Or do you think the screws are accessible done the back?Also, how do you get the wire to pull the second bellows down, it seems to be stopping as the wires rub.

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JimmyOz

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You need to take the dial off and there will be 4 screws under it. The birds tail goes through the square wire.
 

POWERSTROKE

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I’m wondering if I could sneak the movement out between the bellows. They’re fine but glued in.
 

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I've used a fine putty knife to pop off glued bellows. (&*$#*) Once they're out of the way, as Sherlock Holmes said, "All shall be revealed!"
 

Mike Phelan

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The bellows are glued to their pipes, but the pipes should be held on with one screw on the outside of the case, inless some half-wit has glued the pipes to the case! :oops:
 
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The second bellow is activated by the first when it falls. It should kick the bent wire off from the lever that holds it. Those novelty cuckoo's are hard to get set up right. They cuckoo once every 15 minutes. Just one single call each time. Do a search for "propeller clock" for more info.
 
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Willie X

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Most likely the bellows were glued on from the start. Sometimes they pop right off, sometimes it's a mess. For me, these little babies fall into the 'disposable trinkets' category. Willie X
 
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Uhralt

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The clock isn't really built to be serviced. In order to split the movement plates one needs to straighten the tabs that are the extensions of the plate pillars. After reassembly, one needs to bend them again to hold the movement together. When you do it a couple of times, they will break off.

I have made a movement like this serviceable by straightening the tabs, then drilling small holes into them just above the plate so than tapered pins could be inserted.

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