Very pleased to have found a very nice and reasonably priced Seth Thomas #2 from a local collector. This is my first ST #2. I did not take the time to photograph before I started to take her apart so, that will come later. In the meantime, I could use some advice for the basic setup/tuning. I plan to do the usual dissassembly, cleaning, oiling, etc. First, I wanted to check the basic health by getting her to run. She is running for more than 24 hours now, without hands and dial. I had to tilt the case on the wall to get it in beat and it will stop running if the case is set plumb. So, I know it needs a crutch adjustment. My question is how this is done on this clock. I have experience with Woodworks, OG clocks, and Viennas. I was surprised to find that this does not have an adjustment mechanism on the crutch like a Vienna. Anyway, I would like to know if the adjustment is a matter of bending the crutch and, if so, what is the preferred technique. I was a little taken aback to see how much the crutch is currently bent. This is a 77A movement in what appears to be a 1920's case. Pictures attached.
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