SET UP AND OPERATION OF CUCKOO CLOCKS:
Cuckoo clock should be hung level and secure to the wall. As it is quit heavy with weights installed, affix strong nail in sloping position one inch off wall, about 7 feet above floor.
Hang pendulum on the wire hanger which extends through base of the cuckoo.
Place the weights on hooks at the end of the chains. Now, gently swing the pendulum once by hand and listen to the rhythm of the ticking. The clock must tick evenly and the rhythm can be adjusted by turning left or right the base of the cuckoo to obtain the proper beat.
Hold clock against the wall with one hand while pulling the chain downward with the other hand. One chain is for the movement, the second one is for the cuckoo, and it can be a third chain for a quail or a music box.
When the weights have been drawn to the top, clock will operate for one day or eight days without rewinding, depending of the movement.
Do not shut by force the doors of a cuckoo clock.
2/ SETTING THE CHIME:
You must adjust the chime for hours and half-hours. Slowly advance the minute hand until the chime sounds. If the chime corresponds to the hour indicated, the job is finished. If not, match up the hour indicated with the hour rung by advancing the hour hand to the hour sounded. If your clock rings half-hours instead of hours, quickly advance the minute hand to the next hour during the ringing of the hours.
3/ SETTING THE HOUR:
If your clock has stopped, you can reset it by advancing the minute hand half-hour by half-hour and letting the clock chime completely before moving ahead to the next half-hour.
4/ ADJUSTING THE SPEED:
If your clock is slow, move the leaf on the pendulum upwards. If it is fast, move it downwards.
We suggest that you disassemble and clean and lubricate the movement every ten to fifteen years to prevent premature wear and tear.
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