Alarm Clock

Summary: 

Fundamental idea for the bell back Big Ben case.

Patent Dates


Application Date: 

1908-01-06   

Issue Date: 

1908-06-09

Patent Numbers


Patent Number: 

890066   

Serial Number: 

409453

Description: 

A case design with an inner back having an opening through which a hammer hits a bell, this bell fully covering the back of the case. Quoting from the patent: "It is evident from the above description that my alarm clock can be very easily assembled, that it uses an extremely large bell, which is larger than the movement case and forms the exposed part, enabling me to use an inexpensive case for the movement and at the same time producing a very loud alarm." This patent shows the regular Western Clock Manufacturing Company alarm clock movement in Kern's new case. Later patents cover Kern's new movement for the Big Ben.

Inventor Information: 

George Kern, Of Peru, Illinois, Assignor To The Western Clock Manufacturing Company, Of La Salle, Illinois, A Corporation of Illinois.

Patent Type: 

Utility

Patent Country: 

United States

Patent Category:

Windup Clock

Patent Companies


Assignee: 

Western Clock Manufacturing Company   

User: 

Westclox

Patent Personnel


Inventor: 

Kern, George   

Witness: 

Mauritzen, Charles   

Witness: 

Utz, Edward   

Witness: 

Radtke, William   

Attorney: 

Neureuther, Andrew

Patent URLs:

U.S. Patent Database; Google Patents