Cuckoo Clocks WS-501

Cuckoo Clocks WS-501
This class explores the mystery and fascination of the cuckoo clock and teaches the skills needed in their repair. We will learn to disassemble the movement, diagnose and repair faults, reassemble, adjust and recase the movement. We will also discuss and learn to use movement replacements in post war clocks and analyze and adjust the music feature found on many modern cuckoos. We will also take a brief look at the antique cuckoo clock. Other discussion items will include bellows replacement and recovering, animations, and rack and snail striking control. This class is designed to help the working horologist master and profit from the repair of these perennially popular clocks.

Upon completing the course the student should be able to:

•    Remove and replace the movement of a cuckoo clock
•    Replace the bellows 
•    Order and install a replace the movement for a modern cuckoo
•    Repair and adjust the music box
•    Disassemble and reassemble an antique cuckoo movement
•    Recover cuckoo bellows

The student will need to provide a modern 3 train (musical) cuckoo clock use in this class. No tools are necessary except a loupe or other type of magnification.

Al Dodson

Please contact Education at or (717) 684-8261 ext. 237 with any questions

Workshop Fee:
NAWCC Member

$380 Early Bird (before 02/23/2018)
$440 Regular

Non Member

$420 Early Bird (before 02/23/2018)
$480 Regular

Lab Fee: $20.00 (is included in the price of the workshop).
3/23/2018 - 3/24/2018
NAWCC School of Horology 514 Poplar Street Columbia, PA 17512 UNITED STATES
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