1. Unpack all of the parts for your cuckoo clock. Do not throw away the carton or inside padding. These could be useful if you ever have to ship your clock again.
2. Put the clock face down and open the back panel by pushing aside the metal clamp "A"; then remove the back panel by lifting it with the help of any dull instrument inserted into opening "B".
3. Pull out the wire clamps "C" (usually labeled "pull out") from each of the two bellows. (There are three bellows in a cuckoo and quail clock).
4. Make sure that the wire loop "D" of the pendulum assembly extends through the slot in the bottom of the clock case.
5. Close the back panel; turn the metal clamp "A" down to hold the back panel closed.
6. Remove any rubber bands or packing materials from the chains and let them hang freely. Thereafter, never turn the clock upside down!
7. Attach the carved roof top "E" by sliding the two screws into the metal hooks, or press top onto roof if clamps are used.
8. Now select a place for your clock. Use a nail to hang it on. Be sure to hammer with the nail head tilted slightly toward the ceiling. Then hang your clock approximately 7 feet above the floor.
9. Turn wire "F" sideways to allow the little door to open (two doors on musical cuckoo clocks and cuckoo and quail clocks). The door might open by itself and the bird might pop out. In this case, do not attempt to close the door. It will close automatically after the first cuckoo call.
10. Hang the pendulum onto wire loop "D" and the pine cone weights onto hooks "G". The clock might now start to cuckoo; do not try to stop this; after the first full hour call, the striking mechanism will adjust itself and always be correct.
11. Be sure the clock is hanging straight and flush against the wall.
12. If your clock is not hanging evenly on the wall, it may interfere with the swing of the pendulum causing the clock to stop. To determine whether your clock is hanging straight, observe the even ticking of the "tick-tock" sound. Keep rearranging the clock until this sound is uniform and even.