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    wooden clock stops when verge is put on

    Thanks for the information! I'll try to look up Conover's book. It will be a long process. I'll post replies as I embark on this project. By the way where would you purchase a new verge and maybe Conover's book may tell me what to get.
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    wooden clock stops when verge is put on

    I did notice that the crutch wire was on the left side of the center shaft and all the photos I have been able to see the crutch wire is on the right. Also the crutch wire was on the other end as you state. I am not familiar with a recoil escapement. In your opinion could I get this clock...
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    wooden clock stops when verge is put on

    Before I cleaned the clock, I adjusted the verge contact points. I tried to work on it as I watched one of the videos. The verge material is very brittle. I chipped one corner of the outgoing point. The escape wheel has 42 points and looks as though it was hand cut. I then opened the case...
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    wooden clock stops when verge is put on

    I did bend the crux? Here is the video. Without the verge and pendulum attachment the escape wheel really turns fast. With the only the verge and crux it stops. Here is the video.
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    wooden clock stops when verge is put on

    My wooden clock was running fine, until it stopped. I did not move it at all. I took the verge an pendulum off and the escape wheel turns very fast. When I put the verge back on it stops. I cleaned the gears and checked the arbors. Everything looks fine. I cannot get the clock to tick more...

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