Wire Brakes & Brass Rods
This is the most common way of starting/stopping a small mechanism. A
thin piece of wire with a spring attached to give tension that when
levered one way it hits the butterfly wheel (speed governor) of the
movement to stop it and when levered the other way releases the
butterfly wheel to start it playing. This is what we use in our
musical jewellery boxes.
*These are only suitable for 18, 22 & 36 note size movements.
The levered end can connect vertically to the Brass Rod if required.
The rod has a hole drilled in the end, so the wire brake fits into
this and can slide up and down in the side of a box against the wires
spring tension, so it can pop up to release upon lifting the lid. The
wire brake can be bent in many different ways to suit a variety of applications.
*Note - small parts are sent via normal letter post