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Cuckoo Clock - Wall clock driven by weights

Cuckoo Clock of the factory "Mayak" was made in the 70-ies of the XX century. The striking clock mechanism is with the weight engine and "cuckoo" in a wooden case. The mechanism work of this cuckoo clock is implemented this way. The weights are suspended by the hooks on the chain, which are put on the cross. The cross, two side washers, a three-blade spring and a pawl do not allow the chain to jump off the sprocket. The whole assembly is called a pulley and it rotates on the drive wheel axle.

About Cuckoo Clock

Wall striking-clocks are commonly called cuckoo clocks, imitating the singing of a cuckoo. Usually sound signals (from one to twelve) are heard every hour, counting the current time and often alternated with the gong strikes ("boom - ku-ku"). The mechanism imitating a cuckoo was developed in the middle of the XVIII century and wasn’t changed much since that time. German town Triberg is considered to be the homeland of cuckoo clocks. It is located in the heart of the Black Forest and that is where there is a museum of the cuckoo clocks.

The history of "Mayak" plant

The Serdobsk (Penza region) watch factory "Mayak" began its history in 1943. It was established on the basis of the equipment of the Second Moscow and Chistopol Clock Factories. In 1952-1953 the factory started to produce striking cuckoo clocks. By 1993 the production of clock "Cuckoo" has amounted 15 million items. More than a million of them were exported to 44 countries around the world. In 2004 the factory was closed. Now there are several organizations of different profiles at the plant, including the shopping center "Mayak".


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