Westclox Clock Variations

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WestcloxBig Ben Style 1 and Style 1aDialThis series of dials covers Big Ben Styles 1 and 1a. The earliest form of the Style 1 dial has unusual numerals, including a backward-curving leg on the "7". The Big Ben was improved from Style 1 to Style 1a during the period that the dials were made with "Westclox" in italic text. Luminous dials were first made in the Big Ben Style 1a era.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 1Center Pinion ConstructionAt first, cast lead with steel wires; later, solid steel.
WestcloxBig Ben Style 7 BlackBezel ColorBlack Big Ben style 7 has a nickel bezel at first, changed to brass ca. 1960.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 3Base Cavity NumberBaby Ben Style 3 bases have cavity number "A.1" or "A.2".
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 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 6Base Cavity NumberLettering "1 A", "2 A" "5 A" or "6 A", or a number 1 through 7 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 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 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 4BaseVery early style 4 Baby Bens say "61L" on the base, most say "61N".
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 5BaseTwo base types were used, with various cavity numbers and auxiliary lettering.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 6BaseThe lettering, and some are cut-out and some are solid.
WestcloxBig Ben Style 7BaseSome have a single digit number, some say 75-102.
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 5Back MaterialMost Baby Ben style 5 clocks have a steel back. A few have brass or aluminum back.
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 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 5BackVarious U.S. and international patent numbers were stamped on the backs.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 6BackEarly backs have PAT. PDG, later ones don't.
WestcloxBig Ben Style 1BackBig Ben Style 1 clocks used different patent dates and arrangements on the back. Also, the $2.50 price seal, and various Westclox logos were used.
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