Westclox Clock Variations

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CompanyGroupFeatureDescription
 
WestcloxWaralarm - Fiber CaseBackEarly examples have a price label, later ones have the price imprinted in the back.
WestcloxModel 66 MovementAlarm Set Knob FasteningEarly 66 movements have screw on knobs, later they are staked.
WestcloxModel 66 MovementGear MaterialMost 66 movements have brass gears. Waralarms have steel gears. Late 1950s examples have steel gears.
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.
WestcloxModel 66 MovementMovement Date LocationModel 66 movement date location varies by date made and where made (USA, Canada, Scotland).
WestcloxModel 66 MovementMovement MaterialEarly 66 movement plates are brass, they are steel during WWII, later ones are aluminum
WestcloxBig Ben Style 7 BlackBezel ColorBlack Big Ben style 7 has a nickel bezel at first, changed to brass ca. 1960.
WestcloxBig Ben Style 7BaseSome have a single digit number, some say 75-102.
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.
WestcloxBig Ben Style 1aBackStyle 1a Big Ben clocks have a series of patent sequences on the back. The patents were in two different locations. Later backs have patent numbers instead of dates.
WestcloxBig Ben Style 1aLeg TypeThe first Big Ben Style 1a had legs with two hexagon portions. I call these double hexagon legs.
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.
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.
WestcloxBen Style 8Base Material (Ben Style 8)The first style 8 Big Ben and Baby Ben have a metal base. Around late 1970 or 1971 it was changed to a plastic base.
WestcloxBen Style 8Dial Material - Paper or PaintedThe first Big Ben and Baby Ben style 8 clocks have a paper dial on a metal plate. Starting in 1970, the dial is painted directly onto the metal plate.
WestcloxBen Style 7Dial NumeralsRadial numerals at the beginning, changed to upright numerals in 1958.
WestcloxBen Style 7Hairspring Fastening to StudEarly examples are pinned, most are glued.
WestcloxBen 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.
WestcloxBen Style 7Lens ShapePointed lens until 1960, then rounded.
WestcloxBen Style 4Hand TypeOn luminous style 4 Baby Ben, the earliest examples have simplified skeleton hands, most examples have solid hands.
WestcloxBen Style 2"De Luxe" or notThe first Big Ben and Baby Ben Style 2 say "De Luxe" on the dial. During 1930, "De Luxe" was removed.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 6BackEarly backs have PAT. PDG, later ones don't.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 6BaseThe lettering, and some are cut-out and some are solid.
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 6DialThe font of the name "Westclox"
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 6Movement MaterialNickel plated or brass plates with blue steel bridges.
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 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 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 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" wider than "Westclox".
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 2Inner Shell TypeVariations in the spring on the alarm sliders, no hole or hole at lower right.
WestcloxBaby Ben Style 2Movement TypeNo hole or hole for alarm pull switch
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 1Center Pinion ConstructionAt first, cast lead with steel wires; later, solid steel.
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 1Hairspring MaterialFirst a blued steel hairspring was used, then a copper color hairspring. The transition was ca. 1920 to 1922.
WestcloxAllMaker'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."
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