Westclox America Alarm Clock Style Series
The America name was first used in 1895 on a bell-top alarm clock. 7 major case styles have been identified. The America was replaced with the America II in 1964.
The America made in Canada has some different styles.
When identifying a style, observe the case shape and ignore the case and dial color, as some styles were made in various case and dial colors, as shown in the detail page for each style.
There are 9 styles in the Westclox America Alarm Clock Style Series
Leg model, top bell, removeble bezel, movement is removed through the front. (Early ones don't have alarm shut-off). Roman or Arabic numerals.
1895 - 1918
Leg model, top bell, removable back held by 3 small screws. Alarm shutoff lever directly beneath bell.
1918 - 1927
Leg model, top bell, wide lip on case front, alarm shutoff lever directly beneath bell. Plain or luminous dial.
1928 - 1929
Leg model, top bell, wide rim case front, alarm shutoff on side of case. Nickel or painted case.
1929 - 1932
Leg model, inside bell
1932 - 1933
Base shaped like two stacked rectangles, alarm hand on back.
1933 - 1935
Stamped steel base. Made in Canada.
1935 - 1957
Stamped base, satin brass over steel bezel, white dial.
1957 - 1962
Concentric alarm hand, single key wind.
1962 - 1964
History of the America Alarm Clock
The Western Clock Mfg. Co. received a trademark for AMERICA on December 4, 1906. The registration contains the statement "The trade-mark has been continuously used in the business of said corporation since the 17th day of April, 1894."