Westclox Baby Ben Style 6

Westclox Baby Ben Style 6

Date Summary:

1949 - 1956

Characteristics:

Smaller base than style 5, without the polished metal plate. Small alarm hand at "12" with full numeral 12 showing.

Style Information:

Gun metal case with white dial or black luminous dial

Ivory case with white dial or brown luminous dial

There are 4 Models of Westclox Baby Ben Style 6 in the database

Gun metal (black) style 6 Baby Ben alarm clock with nickel trim. Luminous dial.
Dates made: February 1949 - 1956
Westclox Baby Ben Style 6 Gun Metal Plain
Gun metal (black) style 6 Baby Ben alarm clock with nickel trim. Non-luminous dial.
Dates made: February 1949 - 1956
Ivory style 6 Baby Ben alarm clock with brass trim. Luminous dial.
Dates made: February 1949 - 1956
Westclox Baby Ben Style 6 Ivory Plain
Ivory style 6 Baby Ben alarm clock with brass trim. Non-luminous dial.
Dates made: February 1949 - 1956

History

Henry Dreyfuss designed the style 6 case for the Big and Baby Bens, and they were introduced to the market in 1949. This design was not patented. Notice the new style of hands and that the entire number 12 is printed on the dial (previous styles had only a partial 12 due to the alarm dial).

Style 6 Baby Bens were made in gunmetal cases with nickel trim, and ivory cases with brass trim. Gunmetal cases have a white dial with black numerals or a black dial with luminous numerals. Ivory cases have either a white dial with brown numerals or a brown dial with luminous numerals.

Almost all Baby Ben movements were nickel plated up to 1951.

Style 6 was discontinued in 1956.

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


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