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Setting the beat cuckoo

Darrmann39

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I've been restoring this cuckoo and it's way off. Tilted to the left about 7 degrees. My question is do you adjust it like a regular clock. Normally the crutch gets bent the direction your tilting the clock . Obviously on cuckoo there's no crutch. So do I still bend the anchor arm the same way.
 

Willie X

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It has a crutch but you are calling it an "anchor arm". :)

A cuckoo's beat is adjusted by bending the crutch wire, just like most other clocks.

Large adjustments are best made near the top, small adjustments near the bottom.

Willie X
 

Darrmann39

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It has a crutch but you are calling it an "anchor arm". :)

A cuckoo's beat is adjusted by bending the crutch wire, just like most other clocks.

Large adjustments are best made near the top, small adjustments near the bottom.

Willie X
Thanks Willie. Just seened the arm was way off of where it should be for how far tilted I had it to run.
 

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If it was a long way off and you needed to put a rather large bend in the wire? Where the crutch is attached to the arbor and comes out the back plate it may have been pushed left or right. Try to get that in a straight line with the arbor then bend the crutch.
 

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If it was a long way off and you needed to put a rather large bend in the wire? Where the crutch is attached to the arbor and comes out the back plate it may have been pushed left or right. Try to get that in a straight line with the arbor then bend the crutch.
Thanks. I got this clock disassembled to a degree but with very good separation of parts and what each needed. I cleaned made a click spring for one main wheel and installed it. Had to make a new arbor and drilled a hole that is a stop for the music box. Been a huge learning experience.
I got it finally.
 

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Could you post a pic anyway? It would help to see what you did.
 

Darrmann39

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Could you post a pic anyway? It would help to see what you did.
well not sure what you want pic of. It's a basic crutch. Willie i think loves to poke at me for sometimes not knowing basic terms sometimes. I've learned alot yrs4 yrs from those who love to pass on there knowledge.
Here's all I did. first made a click spring for the time main wheel. Then make an arbor and drill a hole for the 5 minute warning stop for music box. Made a new spring for cuckoo bird rod to activate it. Then got it all back together and the damn arm to activate one cuckoo broke. So made that. And the parts attached to it.
The crutch was the easy part. As JimmyOz said it was bent way of center where it attached to anchor arbor.

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