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Hello everyone.  I bought an old Colonial Grandmother clock which i was told runs but i cannot get it to do so.  I think a piece connecting the pendulum to the clock came loose while driving and i have no idea where to attach it to.  Thank you for any help.  20200705_152447.thumb.jpg.03b3b1d5ff2a10df91916e7060b29f1f.jpg

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The bit that has come adrift is the  escapement anchor, some of these fit onto a shaft and are retained with a spring wire with a flat end  . The Anchor operates on the escapement wheel locking and unlocking the wheel.  Look for the shaft on the plate   where the anchor is located.  Easy way will be to find the spring retainer and rotate it, it will lead you to the shaft.

attached images of the anchor escapement   

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Ok. So my next problem is that the right side weight will fall as soon as it is attached while the left side weight refuses to budge except for pulling it up. The prior owner lubricated the gears with WD40 instead of the proper oil. 

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The right side weight is for the time and the reason its falling is the verge (the part you said fell off and you have pictured) is not attached.  The verge meshes with the escapewheel to cause that tick tock sound and regulate the motion works to keep time

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Hi  The right weight is as  explained and drives the time side gear train the left is the strike side and only releases either on the quarters or on the hour depending on type of clock. fit the minute hand and move it round the dial to determine the strike pattern stopping at the quarters and watching the front plate mechanism for the release. This movement will probably have a count wheel with the slots in governed by a set of levers/wires as per the attachment.

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count wheel mech w-warning.jpg

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