Trying to work out some of the deep, mysterious secrets of the escapement. Below is a movement from an E. Ingraham Kitchen Clock, model "Atlanta." It's kind of a bigger, more solid movement (8-day) than the other Ingraham I did. When I got it, it simply wouldn't run at all. What I found was that both pallets were so far up into the escape wheel, it was not possible for them to release on swings of the pendulum. I disassembled, cleaned, polishes pivots, pegged out holes and replaced some bushings. Today I lubed the springs, and reassembled. Got the strike synced on the first try! I bumped down the verge and have been tweaking it. Is there a secret to getting it right? Or is it just a matter of making little adjustments until it works. Right now it's not right. It seems to hit the entry pallet much too hard, and there's no recoil. I'm not letting it run for fear of messing up the escape wheel. The first is up close. The second clip is further back. Thanks!