I have this old mantle clock, likely either a Jerome or New Haven.
I am having a problem setting the beat.......... generally one can do this by slightly altering the crutch. This clock appears to run with a steady even beat, without the pendulum weight on, but as soon as you put the weight on it, it, stops after a few seconds. I was thinking that the pendulum rod spring, (might not be the name for it) might be the problem as it appeared slightly twisted, and I have attempted to straighten it out, almost with success, but it still has a very slight kink in it.
Is there any really simple explanation for my issues, as I have stated before clock repair is not one of my few fortes.
Sorry do not know how I double posted this