Westclox Moonbeam Flashing Light Alarm Clock Style Series

The Moomnbeam is a flashing light electric alarm clock, first made in Butyrate plastic case from 1948 - 1957; then in rectangular plastic case from 1963 - 1980 or later. Digital versions were made from 1974 - 1980.

When identifying a Moonbeam style, observe the case shape and ignore the case and dial color, because the styles were made in various case and dial colors, as shown in the detail page for each style.

There are 5 styles in the Westclox Moonbeam Flashing Light Alarm Clock Style Series

Westclox Moonbeam Style 1

Characteristics:

Rounded Yellowish Butyrate plastic case (Reproductions made in China in various colors since 2001)

Dates made:

1948 - 1957 and reproductions starting in 2001
Westclox Moonbeam Style 2

Characteristics:

Rectangular plastic case, 3 3/4 inches tall by 7 5/8 inches wide

Dates made:

1963 - 1974
Westclox Moonbeam Style 3

Characteristics:

Rectangular plastic case, 3 1/2 inches tall by 6 1/2 inches wide

Dates made:

1976 - 1980+
Westclox Moonbeam Digital Mechanical

Characteristics:

Mechanical digital clock display, white rectangular lighted area in front and on top

Dates made:

1974 - 1979
Westclox Moonbeam Digital LED

Characteristics:

LED digital display

Dates made:

1979 - 1980

History of the Moonbeam Flashing Light Alarm Clock

The trademark MOON-BEAM was granted to Western Clock Co. on November 12, 1918, no. 123,511. The registration contains the statement "The trade-mark has been continuously used in our business since April 16, 1918." I am not aware of any Moonbeam clock that early.

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