Westclox Big Ben Style 9

Westclox Big Ben Style 9

Date Summary:

1979 - 2000

Characteristics:

"Squared" oval plastic bezel

Style Information:

Case colors: black, almond and white. Some other colors with different dials were made later

The last Made in USA style.

There are 20 Models of Westclox Big Ben Style 9 in the database

Westclox Big Ben Style 9 Black Silvertone Luminous
Black style 9 Big Ben alarm clock with silvertone trim. Black luminous dial.
Dates made: 1979 - After 1980
Black style 9 Big Ben alarm clock with silvertone trim. White non-luminous dial.
Dates made: 1979 - After 1980
White style 9 Big Ben alarm clock with goldtone trim. Brown luminous dial.
Dates made: 1979 - After 1980
White style 9 Big Ben alarm clock with goldtone trim. White non-luminous dial.
Dates made: 1979 - After 1980
Black style 9 Big Ben Quartz alarm clock with silvertone trim. Gray luminous dial.
Dates made: ca 1982 - ?
Westclox Big Ben Quartz Style 9 White Goldtone Luminous
White style 9 Big Ben Quartz alarm clock with goldtone trim. Gold luminous dial.
Dates made: ca. 1982 - ?
White style 9 Big Ben alarm clock with goldtone trim. White luminous dial.
Dates made: ca. 1990 - October 2000
Black style 9 Big Ben Contemporary alarm clock. Black dial with vertical blue stripes.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1990
Gray style 9 Big Ben Contemporary alarm clock. Gray dial with white stripes checkerboard pattern.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1990
White style 9 Big Ben Contemporary alarm clock. Gray dial with vertical and horizontal stripes.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1990
White style 9 Lady Ben Blossom (Big Ben size) alarm clock. Dial has horizontal stripes, two tulip blossoms and tulip leaves.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1990
Pale pink case style 9 Lady Ben Butterfly (Big Ben size) alarm clock. Pale pink dial with embossed butterfly and vine pattern.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1990
White case style 9 Lady Ben Pressed Flower (Big Ben size) alarm clock. White dial with flower arrangement.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1990
Westclox Lady Ben Shell Big Ben Style 9 White Blue Case
White case with blue bezel style 9 Lady Ben Shell (Big Ben size) alarm clock. Beige dial with embossed shell pattern.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1990
White case with slate blue bezel style 9 Lady Ben Trellis (Big Ben size) alarm clock. White dial has flower pattern.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1990
Silvertone and black case style 9 Victorian Big Ben alarm clock. Yellow and white dial with black doily pattern.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1990
Goldtone and white case style 9 Victorian Big Ben alarm clock. Brown dial with gold doily pattern.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1990
Black style 9 Big Ben alarm clock with goldtone trim. Black spun metal dial with embossed gold numerals and luminous hands.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1996
Burgundy style 9 Big Ben alarm clock with goldtone trim. Red spun metal dial with embossed gold numerals and luminous hands.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1996
Hunter green style 9 Big Ben alarm clock with goldtone trim. Hunter green spun metal dial with embossed gold numerals and ...
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1996

History

The style 9 Big Ben and Baby Ben case was designed by Ellworth Danz and is covered by design patent Des. 257,129 issued September 30, 1980. The style 9 was in preliminary production in LaSalle in the last month or two in 1979, and in full production in Athens, Georgia in 1980.

The standard case colors were black with silver bezel, almond with goldtone bezel, and white with silver bezel. Some non-luminous clocks were made at first (I don’t know for how long), but later just luminous models were made. In the 1990 catalog the only non-luminous models were Big Ben and Baby Ben in white case with goldtone bezel having white dial with brown numerals.

During the 1990s, the numerals were changed to a heavier style.

Some decorator models of Big Ben and Baby Ben were listed in the 1990 Westclox catalog:

Production of the style 9 ended in October 2000 when clock manufacture at the Athens, Georgia plant was terminated (this was the last remaining Westclox plant in the United States).

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