FAQVideo 1: Unwrapping and hanging of your clock
Video 2: Your clock does not work
Video 3: The cuckoo is not calling
Video 4: The music does not work
Video 5: The hands and the cuckoo call do not match
Instructions for our Original Black Forest cuckoo clocks and cuckoo clocks with music
Unpack with care. Hold the clock when taking out of the carton not at the carving but at the roof. Examine the different parts with list of content:
- 1) Cuckoo Clock
- 2) Head piece with bird or
- 2a) Head piece with deer head and 2 horns
- 3) Pendulum
- 4) 2 weights for cuckoo or 3 weights for cuckoo with music
Open the back wall and take out the paper put through the tonespring (5). Then remove both wire-clamps pull out (6) at the cuckoo pipes. The back-wall can then be replaced.
Important: Be carefull not to bend any wire in the clock.
Put carved headpiece on the top of the clock (2, 2a).
Fix the nail to the wall, about 6.5 ft. from the floor or higher sloping slighly and 4/5 inch sticking out (11). Place the clock into correct vertical position, close to the wall (10). Open the wire-bow which locks the door (7) at clocks with music 2 doors.
The clock should suspend from the wall in order to avoid the chains from slipping off the chain-wheels. Then open the small parcel (8) underneath the clock in which the chains are bound together and remove the wire pulled through. Mind that the chains are not knotted.
Hereafter hook the pendulum into the pendulum-guide (9) and the wheights into the chainhooks. Herewith the clock is put in service. Mind that the clock is suspended on the wall straightly and its ticking proportionable. It is essential that the pendulum-guide (9) does not touch the slit of the case. When setting the time, the taller-hand (minute-hand) can be moved accross the half and full hour marks without awaiting the strikes. Do never move the hourband! If you want the clock to strike the full hour. move the minute-hand slowly 5 minutes before reaching the hour mark.
If the temperature is low take attention that the clock is suspected in a tempered room so that the pipes of the cuckoo will respond fully.
If the clock is fast remove the pendulum (3) and push the pendulum-disc a little down, is the clock slow a little up.
Important: Winding: The clock is wound by pulling the round ring on the end of the chain downward, thereby raising the pine cone weight up to the clock. One chain winds clock, the other chain winds cuckoo bird mechanism and the third winds the music movement. When pine cone weights have drawn to the top, the clock will operate for one day without rewinding.
Silent Lever: Most cuckoo clocks have a 'silent' lever on the side or bottom of the case. Place the lever in the 'on' position if you want your clock to 'cuckoo' and play music (on models so equipped). In the 'silent' or 'off' position, both cuckoo and music are silenced. A void placing the lever on 'silent' as the cuckoo is sounding; you may, however, move the lever to 'on' at any time.