TheGoofy I applaud you on a great design. I finally understand how a mechanical works!:)
It took me hours to get the clock to tick. I stripped and rebuilt it countless times. A friend of mine, who used to fix typewriters in the early 80's, helped me discover the issue.
The problem was with the escapement spring and escapement balance. There was play between the two parts, so it was losing energy. He shoved a piece of paper between the two pieces, put it together and it instantly started ticking!!
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