I have just repaired and serviced an old count wheel cuckoo clock, dates from around 1900. All works fine except that when the clock goes into warning just before the strike the cuckoo comes out about half way. This is during the final couple of mins. When the actual strike occurs the cuckoo comes out fine and then the door closes fine too. I have looked at all of the associated levers inside that control the bird whilst it starts to move out during warning and nothing seems to work. If I get it so the cuckoo only comes out a small amount during warning then when the strike happens he hardly comes out at all. It is almost as if this is the way it is supposed to be. Is it a compromise with these old clocks between having the door open half way during warning and having a good thrusting bird at strike compared to the other extreme of having no bird at warning and hardly seeing him at strike?
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