Westclox Big Ben 1948 Electric

Westclox Big Ben 1948 Electric

Date Summary:

1948 - 1952

Characteristics:

Brown rectangular Bakelite® case.

Style Information:

Plain or luminous dial

There are 2 Models of Westclox Big Ben 1948 Electric in the database

Westclox 1948 Big Ben Brown Bakelite Electric Plain
Big Ben electric alarm clock in brown Bakelite® case. Non-luminous dial.
Dates made: December 1947 - November 1952
Westclox 1948 Big Ben Brown Bakelite Electric Luminous
Big Ben electric alarm clock in brown Bakelite® case. Luminous dial.
Dates made: May 1948 - November 1952

History

This model has a brown Bakelite case labeled “S6-D” on back. Height 5 1/8”. The motor runs the clock and winds the alarm mainspring. The plain dial model was introduced in December 1947, and the luminous dial model was introduced in May 1948. Both models were last shipped in November 1952.

The dials are two-tone. At first, the outside was beige and the inside off-white. Starting about November, 1948, the colors were reversed.

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