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This long clocks stops.  Has been cleaned and oiled.  The movement has a short tooth escape wheel.  The escape lever is mounted in a rubber hub.  Very low friction is observed between the escape wheel shaft and the lever.  

Should there be considerable friction?  The adjustment does not seem to hold.  What is the solution for the slipping?

What is the procedure to adjust the escapement?

Movement IDs  UI32700D   1403019  URG Made in West Gemany
No Jewels Unadjusted.

Case is Howard Mill Clock Co.  Serial 199732

Weights Two each @10-lbs.  One weight @ 7.4-lbs. Driving the time.

replace the escape lever is one (if you had one)

this is the verge anchor and it has got to be plastic not rubber in the joint

I have used a very small drop of "crazy glue" on the joint and work it side to side till it gives up on the idea of hardening and just adds some friction

the two screws holding the little verge plate and suspension post on the top rear of the movement, may be able to allow the verge to be brought closer to the escape wheel by loosening them and moving the plate lower.

this was an Urgos UW32700D triple chime chain driven movement? but the weights you list are too heavy for this movement, so I am not sure what you have. In all of these movements- the lightest weight is for the strike (left) side.

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