Westclox Baby Ben Style 9

Westclox Baby Ben Style 9

Date Summary:

1980 - 2000

Characteristics:

"Squared" oval plastic bezel

Style Information:

Case colors: black, almond and white. Some other colors with different dials were made later

The last Made in USA style.

There are 21 Models of Westclox Baby Ben Style 9 in the database

Black style 9 Baby Ben alarm clock with silvertone bezel. Non-luminous dial.
Dates made: December 1979 - ca. 1982
White style 9 Baby Ben alarm clock with goldtone bezel. Non-luminous dial.
Dates made: December 1979 - ca. 1990
Black style 9 Baby Ben alarm clock with silvertone bezel. Luminous dial.
Dates made: December 1979 - October 2000
Westclox Baby Ben Style 9 White Luminous
White style 9 Baby Ben alarm clock with goldtone bezel. Luminous dial.
Dates made: December 1979 - October 2000
Black style 9 Baby Ben Quartz alarm clock with silvertone trim. Gray luminous dial.
Dates made: ca. 1982 - ?
White style 9 Baby Ben Quartz alarm clock with goldtone trim. Gold luminous dial.
Dates made: ca. 1982 - ?
White style 9 Baby Ben alarm clock with goldtone trim. White luminous dial.
Dates made: ca. 1990 - October 2000
Black style 9 Baby Ben Contemporary alarm clock. Black dial with vertical blue stripes.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1990
Gray style 9 Baby Ben Contemporary alarm clock. Gray dial with white stripes checkerboard pattern.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1990
Westclox Baby Ben Style 9 Pink Luminous
Pink style 9 Baby Ben alarm clock with white back. Grey face with white crisscross lattice pattern and black numerals.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1990
White style 9 Baby Ben Contemporary alarm clock. Gray dial with vertical and horizontal stripes.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1990
White with seafoam green bezel style 9 Baby Ben Designer alarm clock. Luminous hands.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1990
White with dusty rose (pink) bezel style 9 Baby Ben Designer alarm clock. Luminous hands.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1990
White with slate blue bezel style 9 Baby Ben Designer alarm clock. Luminous hands.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1990
White style 9 Lady Ben Blossom (Baby Ben size) alarm clock. Dial has horizontal stripes, one blossom and leaves.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1990
Pale pink case style 9 Lady Ben Butterfly (Baby Ben size) alarm clock. Pale pink dial with embossed butterfly and vine pattern.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1990
White case style 9 Lady Ben Pressed Flower (Baby Ben size) alarm clock. White dial with flower arrangement.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1990
White case with blue bezel style 9 Lady Ben Shell (Baby Ben size) alarm clock. Beige dial with embossed shell pattern.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1990
White case with slate blue bezel style 9 Lady Ben Trellis (Baby Ben size) alarm clock. White dial has flower pattern.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1990
White style 9 Baby Ben EZ Read alarm clock with silvertone trim. White luminous dial.
Dates made: ca. 1996 - October 2000
Westclox Baby Ben Style 9 Black Silvertone Luminous Large Numbers
Black style 9 Baby Ben alarm clock with silvertone trim and black luminous dial with large numerals.
Dates made: Approximate Date: 1998

History

The style 9 Big Ben and Baby Ben case was designed by Ellworth Danz and is covered by design patent Des. 257,129 issued September 30, 1980. The style 9 was in preliminary production in LaSalle in the last month or two in 1979, and in full production in Athens, Georgia in 1980.

The standard case colors were black with silver bezel, almond with goldtone bezel, and white with silver bezel. Some non-luminous clocks were made at first (I don’t know for how long), but later just luminous models were made. In the 1990 catalog the only non-luminous models were Big Ben and Baby Ben in white case with goldtone bezel having white dial with brown numerals.

During the 1990s, the numerals were changed to a heavier style.

Some decorator models of Big Ben and Baby Ben were listed in the 1990 Westclox catalog:

Production of the style 9 ended in October 2000 when clock manufacture at the Athens, Georgia plant was terminated (this was the last remaining Westclox plant in the United States).

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


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