Westclox made an excellent, almost exact, reproduction of the style 1a Big Ben in 1970. They can be identified by having the modern type of flat head screws with shoulders instead of round head screws, and by having a 1910 patent date on the back even though the case is style 1a.
They were sold in a very attractive hexagonal box which has pictures of antique items on the sides (tricycle, telephone, carriage, etc.) The movement is a windup almost identical to the original.
The following patent dates are at the upper right of the back:
PATENTED JUNE 9,1908 NOV. 17, 1908 DEC. 15, 1908 MAY 24, 1910
This item is shown for the historical record, it is not for sale.
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