I like cuckoo clocks. Its so simple as that. I’ve a menagerie of the issues. I restore something from a picket cage victorian to a twentieth century electrical Conran.
Electrical cuckoo clocks sound like a step to far into cuckoo madness however this isn’t the case and all the shoppers I’ve who personal them really choose them to the purely mechanical equivalents.. They’re nice enjoyable, typically have options unimaginable on a mechanicals, and are dependable.
That mentioned they do fail every now and then and wish elements changing. I maintain spares for a lot of the widespread electrical actions and mechanics so there actually isnt any cuckoo clock I cant get again to singing situation.
Widespread issues on the electrical cuckoos are:
- Electrical connection failure resulting from corrosion at contact factors.
- Worn plastic gearing.
- leaked battery harm.
FIX IT YOURSELF ADVICE: Earlier than you determine you want a repair have a fast take a look at whats occurring inside your self and do a connector examine. This includes eradicating the again panel of the clock and ensuring every part seems to be like its linked. If all of it remains to be linked then disconnect the logic board connectors and re-plug them again into the sockets. That is typically sufficient to take away mild corrosion on the contact factors and get the clock working once more.
If all else fails then pack up your clock and ship it to me (give me a name first so I do know what and when to anticipate). In poor health discover out whats failed and quote you for no matter part wants changing.
The one caveat right here is that I may not be capable of match the sound of the cuckoo as totally different logic boards have totally different sounds and also you cant get them “by sound kind”, because it had been!. If its only a mechanical failure and the cuckoo nonetheless works then I ought to be capable of return it to its unique configuration and settings.
Oh and heres an image of my 1860 black forest picket cage with a fusee motion and pleasant Dresden styling. Each do the identical job and ship the identical pleasure.
The Dresden clock is up on the market at £3000 which is about £1500 overpriced to make sure completely no one buys it. It belongs to me and all of the individuals who are available in right here to gawp at fascinating clocks – and thats the way in which its staying!.