Westclox Detail Series

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WestcloxBaby Ben Style 1BackBaby Ben style 1 backs have various patent dates or patent numbers. Early examples have a "Made By" line behind the rear leg. Some examples ca. 1913 have a $2.50 price seal.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 1DialBaby Ben style 1 dials were first celluloid covered, then plain paper. At first, the dials just say "baby Ben" with the first "b" lower case, and the back of the "4" is curved. Later, the back of the "4" was made straight, followed by the first "B" in "Baby" being upper case. The trademark "Westclox" was added to the dial in late 1917. Lettering at the bottom of the dial started in 1915.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 3BackThe first ones don't have a Loud-Soft control on the back. The Loud-Soft control was added in December 1932
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 3BaseThe style 3 Baby Ben has two types of base lettering on the bottom. Most of the bases are painted gold on the bottom, I've seen one painted black, on a case without a movement.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 3Base Cavity NumberBaby Ben Style 3 bases have cavity number "A.1" or "A.2".
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 4Back MaterialMost Ivory Style 4 Baby Bens have a steel back which is copper plated then brass plated. A few late ones have a back which is nickel plated then lacquered pale gold.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 4BaseVery early style 4 Baby Bens say "61L" on the base, most say "61N".
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 4Base Bottom ColorMost Style 4 Baby Ben bases are painted gold on the bottom. Starting in 1937, some are painted the same as the case. Gold bottom bases have a brass nut in the center. Ivory and Gun Metal bottom bases have a nickel nut in the center. Some of the Ivory and Gun Metal bottom bases have a plated outside edge (like the gold bottom bases), others are un-plated.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 4Base Cavity NumberLettering "1", "2", or "3" has been observed on the bottom of the bases on the left or right side. Max Schlenker said these are "cavity numbers" to identify the cavity used to cast the base.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 4Lettering at Bottom of DialThe "A" in "MADE IN U.S.A." has either a dot or a dash after it. Early ones have a dot. This applies only to non-luminous dials with "MADE BY WESTERN CLOCK CO., . . . " at the bottom of the dial.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 4Maker's Name on DialIn late 1936 or early 1937, the lettering at the bottom of the dial changed from "MADE BY WESTERN CLOCK CO. LA SALLE, ILL. U.S.A” to "MADE BY WESTCLOX, LA SALLE, ILL., U.S.A.”
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 4Trip Staff NutLong or short nut on trip staff. Early examples have a long nut, and a correspondingly shorter alarm set knob.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 4Width of "BABY BEN" on Made by Westclox dialThe very earliest "Made by Westclox" dials have the name "BABY BEN" the same width as "Westclox" below the center. Most have "BABY BEN" the wider than "Westclox".
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 5BackVarious U.S. and international patent numbers were stamped on the backs.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 5Back MaterialMost Baby Ben style 5 clocks have a steel back. A few have brass or aluminum back.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 5BaseTwo base types were used, with various cavity numbers and auxiliary lettering.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 5Base Cavity NumberLettering "1 A" or "2 A" have been observed on the bottom of the bases. Max Schlenker said these are "cavity numbers" to identify the cavity used to cast the base.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 5DialIvory Style 5 Baby Ben luminous dials were brown-banded at first, and were solid brown starting ca. mid-1948.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 5Movement MaterialMost movements are nickel plated, some during WWII are not.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 6BackEarly backs have PAT. PDG, later ones don't.
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