Hi all! I purchased a Ridgeway floor clock yesterday, and after assembly I cannot keep the pendulum going. Let me note I have never had a floor clock before, nor worked on the mechanics of any clock. But, yesterday I jumped in to this crazy world head first! Please be patient with me as I may not use the correct terms. From what I have been able to learn online, it seems I have possibly three problems. I was able to reassemble the clock, and it runs for about 15 minutes, then stops. While running it never gets in beat. It is more like tick-tock....tick-tock. I removed the pendulum and leader and nudged the crutch to where it moves on it's own for a few beats and sure enough the timing is off there. I tried gently pushing it in one direction or the other, but that did not fix the timing (the rate at which the anchor/verge clicks on a gear tooth and releases)...rather, it made it to where the anchor/verge no longer engaged the gear teeth. It seems like this is my main problem, and unless I can correct this, fixing the other issues won't matter (pendulum swings a bit in a crescent shape; I have no clue what the thumbscrew on the pendulum leader should look like as far as how tight it should be)...but again, I really have no clue and have only gotten this far thanks to this forum and the interwebz. The movement is from 1979 I think (?) So I read here that it is past its prime and should be replaced. However, the clock was in good working order according to the previous owner (maybe I shouldn't have been so trusting), and after looking up the price of a new movement, not to mention the labor costs, I'd never be able to afford it. Oh, and yes, it is leveled in/out/front/back.