Westclox Baby Ben Style 3

Westclox Baby Ben Style 3

Date Summary:

1932 - 1934

Characteristics:

Concave curves on base (curves on front, rear and the sides).

Style Information:

First made with black case

Dark red case added December 1932

Ivory case added 1934

Made with plain or luminous dial

There are 8 Models of Westclox Baby Ben Style 3 in the database

Westclox Baby Ben Style 3 Black Luminous
Black style 3 Baby Ben alarm clock with nickel trim. Luminous dial
Dates made: March 1932 - December 1934
Westclox Baby Ben Style 3 Black Plain
Black style 3 Baby Ben alarm clock with nickel trim. Non-luminous dial.
Dates made: March 1932 - December 1934
Westclox Baby Ben Style 3 Maroon Luminous
Maroon style 3 Baby Ben alarm clock with copper trim. Luminous dial.
Dates made: December 1932 - December 1934
Westclox Baby Ben Style 3 Maroon Plain
Maroon style 3 Baby Ben alarm clock with copper trim. Non-luminous dial.
Dates made: December 1932 - December 1934
Westclox Baby Ben Style 3 Ivory Plain
Ivory style 3 Baby Ben alarm clock with brass trim. Non-luminous dial.
Dates made: 1934 - December 1934
Ivory style 3 Baby Ben alarm clock with brass trim. Luminous dial.
Dates made: 1934 - December 1934
Westclox Baby Ben Style 3 Gray Luminous
Gray style 3 Baby Ben alarm clock with brass trim. Luminous dial.
Dates made: ? - December 1934
Westclox Baby Ben Style 3 Gray Plain
Gray style 3 Baby Ben alarm clock with brass trim. Non-luminous dial.
Dates made: ? - December 1934

History

The Baby Ben style 3 was introduced in 1932.

Design patent 85,916 for the style 3 case design was issued to Henry Dreyfuss on January 5, 1932.

At first, it was made only in black finish with nickel trim. In December 1932, a special Christmas model Baby Ben was made. It had a dark red (sometimes called brown) finish with copper trim, and was the first Baby Ben with the loud-soft switch to control the alarm volume. This clock was so popular that it became a regular model.

Baby Ben style 3 was also made in gray finish with brass trim, and a few were made in ivory finish with brass trim.

Baby Ben style 3 was the first Ben to have a convex glass (but the Big Ben style 3 has a flat glass). The style 3 Baby Ben were discontinued in 1934. It was made for a shorter time than any other style of Baby Ben (except for the baby Ben 2 inch, which is not considered a “real” Baby Ben).

Plain or luminous dials were available. The luminous dials have outline numerals filled with luminous paint, and the luminous hands are skeleton style.

See History of the this style series (Westclox Baby Ben)


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