I’m Cuckoo for…

Cuckoo clocks!!

What did you think I was going to say– cocoa cocks??

Sicko Pervs.

I have a fascination with intricate mechanical things that work without modern electronics and electricity.

There’s just something alluring about machines built from good, old fashioned know-how, ya know?

I am awed that with just some wood and metal and cogs and chains and weights and ingenuity, people were able to create devices that not only keep time, but also do something magical while doing so.

Which is why I got an old timey German cuckoo clock.

I just received it yesterday, so I’m still working on getting it’ll ell and the pendulum adjusted for time, etc.

But cuckoo it does!

Did you know the cuckoo sound is produced by these tiny bellows inside pumping air out of whistle ports in the sides of the clock? At the appropriate times, the mechanics inside lift and pump these delicate, miniature bellows, while simultaneously striking the spring for the chimes AND making the bird pop out and bob up and down!

So. Fucking. Cool!!

I just hope I can get it running appropriately and keep it running.

And once I do– the clock will be getting a paint job. I’m thinking a cheerful sky blue.

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Nickname: Munt Measurements: 45 B, 34, 38(?) Ambition: to be the best human ever! Turn ons: long walks on the beach, romantic dinners, porn, rainbows, cock Turn offs: bad smell face, men who are full of themselves, dead puppies, popcorn, sadness
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6 Responses to I’m Cuckoo for…

  1. Kevin says:

    I have had one for years, although I do have to admit that hearing it in the middle of the night can sometimes get annoying. Can’t wait to see the after pic! BTW – you will be adjusting the pendulum quite frequently. Humid air makes it heavier and swing slower and dry air makes it lighter and go slightly faster. But yes it’s worth it!

  2. truthspew says:

    I’m one who appreciates both the mechanical and the electronic.

    I’d love to have a Grandfather Clock, one with all the attendant chimes, etc. And apply just enough electronic gear to it to slave it to a rubidium frequency standard so I never have to screw with it for at least a million or so years.

  3. Girl Tuesday says:

    I couldn’t tell by the vid where it is hanging in your lair. I once had a beautiful chiming clock, and even though it was hung downstairs, and on the opposite side of the house, I could hear it chiming at night, and even ticking! The ticking was so loud, I had to stop the clock, and I never started it again. I had no idea I was such a light sleeper. I hope you don’t have the same issue.

  4. my parents had a grandfather clock in the living room; it was LOUD! after a time I blocked out the noise. is your clock swiss or german made?

  5. justajeepguy says:

    My thought was…this would be handy for survivalists.

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