Westclox Baby Ben Style 8

Westclox Baby Ben Style 8

Date Summary:

1964 - 1981

Characteristics:

Oval metal bezel.

Style Information:

Many finishes: black, white, "Fashion Brite" colors of shaded woodtone, shaded avocado, shaded wedgewood and shaded flame. Other varieties were made as well, including sweep second hand models and Repeater models. Gold and silver case models were made

Reproduced in China starting ca. 2003

There are 33 Models of Westclox Baby Ben Style 8 in the database

Westclox Baby Ben Style 8 Blind White
White style 8 Baby Ben for the blind alarm clock with brass trim. Non-luminous dial.
Dates made: ca. 1964 - ca. 1966
Black style 8 Baby Ben alarm clock with nickel trim. Luminous dial.
Dates made: 1964 - 1980
Black style 8 Baby Ben alarm clock with nickel trim. Non-luminous dial.
Dates made: 1964 - 1980
White style 8 Baby Ben alarm clock with nickel trim. Luminous dial.
Dates made: 1964 - 1980
Westclox Baby Ben Style 8 White Plain
White style 8 Baby Ben alarm clock with nickel trim. Non-luminous dial.
Dates made: 1964 - 1980
22K Gold style 8 Baby Ben DeLuxe alarm clock. Luminous silver dial.
Dates made: 1964 - 1970
Antique silver style 8 Baby Ben DeLuxe alarm clock. Luminous silver dial.
Dates made: 1964 - 1971
Brushed brass style 8 Baby Ben DeLuxe alarm clock. Luminous silver dial.
Dates made: 1964 - 1971
Florentine silver style 8 Baby Ben DeLuxe alarm clock. Luminous silver dial.
Dates made: 1964 - 1971
Gold mist style 8 Baby Ben "Magic Touch" alarm clock with brass trim. Battery operated light that illuminates the dial when ...
Dates made: 1967 - 1970
Westclox Baby Ben Style 8 Magic Touch White
White style 8 Baby Ben "Magic Touch" alarm clock with brass trim. Battery operated light that illuminates the dial when the ...
Dates made: 1967 - 1970
Shaded flame (orange) style 8 Fashion Brite Baby Ben alarm clock with brass trim. Luminous dial.
Dates made: 1970 - 1971
Shaded woodtone (brown) style 8 Fashion Brite Baby Ben alarm clock with brass trim. Luminous dial.
Dates made: 1970 - 1971
Shaded avocado style 8 Fashion Brite Baby Ben alarm clock with brass trim. Luminous dial.
Dates made: 1970 - 1976
Shaded wedgewood blue style 8 Fashion Brite Baby Ben alarm clock with brass trim. Luminous dial.
Dates made: 1970 - 1976
Avocado style 8 Baby Ben Repeater alarm clock with brass trim. Luminous dial.
Dates made: 1971 - 1975
Blue style 8 Baby Ben Repeater alarm clock with brass trim. Luminous dial.
Dates made: 1971 - 1975
Bronze style 8 Baby Ben Repeater alarm clock with brass trim. Luminous dial.
Dates made: 1971 - 1975
Brown style 8 Baby Ben Sweep alarm clock with brass trim. Luminous dial and sweep second hand.
Dates made: 1971 - 1975
Blue style 8 Baby Ben Sweep alarm clock with nickel trim. Luminous dial and sweep second hand.
Dates made: 1971 - 1980
Green style 8 Baby Ben Sweep alarm clock with brass trim. Luminous dial and sweep second hand.
Dates made: 1971 - 1980
Pink style 8 Little Ben alarm clock with white bezel, pink dial and back. Luminous dial.
Dates made: 1976 - 1978
Bamboo gold style 8 Little Ben alarm clock with white bezel, bamboo gold dial and back. Luminous dial.
Dates made: 1976 - 1980
Black style 8 Little Ben alarm clock with white bezel, black dial and back. Luminous dial.
Dates made: 1976 - 1980
Blue style 8 Little Ben alarm clock with white bezel, blue dial and back. Luminous dial.
Dates made: 1976 - 1980+
Black and silvertone style 8 Little Ben alarm clock. Luminous dial.
Dates made: 1977 - 1980+
White and goldtone style 8 Little Ben alarm clock. Luminous dial.
Dates made: 1977 - 1980+
Westclox Reproduction Baby Ben Style 8 Black Nickel Luminous
Reproduction style 8 Baby Ben alarm clock. Black dial and back with nickel bezel and base.
Dates made: ca. 2003 - ?
Westclox Reproduction Baby Ben Style 8 Blue Nickel Luminous
Reproduction style 8 Baby Ben alarm clock. Blue dial and back with nickel bezel and base.
Dates made: ca. 2003 - ?
Westclox Reproduction Baby Ben Style 8 Gold Luminous
Reproduction style 8 Baby Ben alarm clock. Gold dial, brass back, bezel and base.
Dates made: ca. 2003 - ?
Westclox Reproduction Baby Ben Style 8 Ivory Brass Luminous
Reproduction style 8 Baby Ben alarm clock. Ivory color dial and back with brass bezel and base.
Dates made: ca. 2003 - ?
Westclox Reproduction Baby Ben Style 8 Nickel Luminous
Reproduction style 8 Baby Ben alarm clock. Silver dial, nickel back, bezel and base.
Dates made: ca. 2003 - ?
Westclox Reproduction Baby Ben Style 8 White Nickel Luminous
Reproduction style 8 Baby Ben alarm clock. White dial and back with nickel bezel and base.
Dates made: ca. 2003 - ?

History

The style 8 Baby Ben was made from 1964 to 1981. Design patent Des. 201,895 issued to Ellworth Danz on Aug. 10, 1965 covers the style 8 case design. Standard case colors were white with brass trim, and black with nickel trim. White clocks have a white dial with brown numerals or a brown dial with luminous numerals. Black clocks have a white dial with black numerals or a black dial with luminous numerals.

The “Fashion Brite” series of Baby Bens in Blue, Flame, Avocado and Woodtone were made from 1970 – 1975. They used the same movement as the standard Baby Ben.

In 1971 the “Baby Ben Sweep” was introduced. They have sweep second hands, and the case and dial colors were blue, green and brown. Also introduced in 1971 were “Baby Ben Repeater” in avocado, bronze and blue.

From 1967 – 1970 the “Baby Ben Magic Touch” style 8 was made. It has a night light that is activated by pushing down on the top of the clock.

“Baby Ben DeLuxe” in gold or silver case and metal dial was made from 1964 – 1971.

A folding travel clock shaped like a Style 8 was also made. Models with a seven-jewel movement are shown in the 1969-70 catalog, and a no jewel model made in USA dated 11-75 has been observed.

The style 8 design continued through 1980 selling along with the style 9. In 1981, its last year, it was made only as a sweep seconds hand model.

Style 8 Reproductions

Since ca. 2006, key wind reproductions of the style 8 Big Ben and Baby Ben have been available. They can be identified because they are made in China. These clocks have a plastic back and an internal alarm bell.

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


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