Westclox Clock Variations

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CompanyGroupFeatureDescription
 
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" wider than "Westclox".
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.
WestcloxBig Ben Style 1Repeat LeverThe first Big Ben movement patent shows 2 types of repeat lever. Inventor George Kern changed the repeat lever several times, until the familiar type evolved.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 5Paint colorPaint color of the style 5 Baby Ben Gun Metal clock. Early (pre-war): the metallic coat is over the black base coat. Smoother surface. Late ((post-war): Metallic paint all the way through. Slightly more speckled surface. Those with back type 4 are unusual - the bezels have the early type paint, and the backs are noticeably more black - very slightly metallic.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 5Movement MaterialMost movements are nickel plated, some during WWII are not.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 6Movement MaterialNickel plated or brass plates with blue steel bridges.
WestcloxModel 66 MovementMovement MaterialEarly 66 movement plates are brass, they are steel during WWII, later ones are aluminum
WestcloxModel 66 MovementMovement Date LocationModel 66 movement date location varies by date made and where made (USA, Canada, Scotland).
WestcloxModel 66 MovementMinute Wheel FasteningEarly model 66 movements have no minute wheel fastening, or a c-clip. Later, it was fixed in place by a stud.
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 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.
WestcloxBig Ben and Baby Ben Style 7Lens ShapePointed lens until 1960, then rounded.
WestcloxBig Ben and Baby Ben Style 4Hand TypeOn luminous style 4 Baby Ben, the earliest examples have simplified skeleton hands, most examples have solid hands.
WestcloxBig Ben and Baby Ben Style 7Hand TypeThere are two early types, both used only in 1956: 1) Minute hand has no cap in the center, the sides of the hands are straight (the whole hand tapers from narrow to wide). 2) Second type: Minute hand has decorative cap in the center, the sides of the hands are straight (the whole hand tapers from narrow to wide). The short end of the hand is the widest part of the hand. The standard type (used starting sometime in 1956 to the end of Style 7 production): Minute hand has cap in center, the hand tapers from narrow to widest at the center, then tapers narrower again. The short end of the hand is narrower than the center.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 1Hairspring MaterialFirst a blued steel hairspring was used, then a copper color hairspring. The transition was ca. 1920 to 1922.
WestcloxBig Ben and Baby Ben Style 7Hairspring Fastening to StudEarly examples are pinned, most are glued.
WestcloxModel 66 MovementGear MaterialMost 66 movements have brass gears. Waralarms have steel gears. Late 1950s examples have steel gears.
WestcloxBig Ben and Baby Ben Style 7Dial NumeralsRadial numerals to start, changed to upright in 1958.
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 5DialIvory Style 5 Baby Ben luminous dials were brown-banded at first, and were solid brown starting ca. mid-1948.
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