Westclox Big Ben 1931 Bakelite Electric

Westclox Big Ben 1931 Bakelite Electric

Date Summary:

1931 - 1934

Characteristics:

Black Bakelite® case, nickel ball feet

Style Information:

Made with plain or luminous dial

There are 3 Models of Westclox Big Ben 1931 Bakelite Electric in the database

Westclox 1931 Big Ben Black Bakelite Electric Plain 50 Cycles
Big Ben electric alarm clock in black Bakelite® case. Plain dial.
Dates made: ca. 1931 - ca. 1934
Westclox 1931 Big Ben Black Bakelite Electric Luminous
Big Ben electric alarm clock in black Bakelite® case. Luminous dial.
Dates made: August 1931 - 1934
Westclox 1931 Big Ben Black Bakelite Electric Plain
Big Ben electric alarm clock in black Bakelite® case. Plain dial.
Dates made: August 1931 - 1934

History

The first electric Big Ben alarm clocks were introduced ca. August 1931. The three models introduced at this time were models 820, 830 and 840. Models 820 and 830 have a black composition (Bakelite) case, and model 840 is a mahogany case. They use the Sangamo self-starting synchronous motor. The motor runs the clock as well as winds the alarm mainspring. There is a key on the back for manually winding the alarm mainspring.

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