Greg Adams, Gary Biolchini and Bill Stoddard, with help from many others, are researching the history of Westclox and their clocks and watches. The purpose of this web site is to organize information and make it available to the public. We will add more as time permits. Jeffrey Wood and Richard Tjarks, both deceased, made major contributions.
Thanks to Jim LInz for the Telechron price and date information, and to Gary Biolchini for the Westclox price and date information.
See list of contributors to ClockHistory.com
"Models" is the central table of the database, and will have an entry for each model of clock and watch that I have time to enter.
A major table group in the database is "Documents", which store advertisements, product catalogs and parts and repair catalogs, etc.
A table called "document_model_information" allows me to link each model in a document to an entry in the Models table. This extracts a photo from the document, and this photo will be displayed for the model.
The "Examples" tables store photos and information of examples of models.
The "Details" tables allow us to store variations of a model. My particular interest is dial, back and movement variations of Westclox Big Ben and Baby Ben alarm clocks. I hope to enter the major variations during 2017. The database has a "Patents" table, and so far I have entered 214 older patents and trademarks related to Westclox. Patents link to "Personnel", "Companies" and also to "Details".
The material in ClockHistory.com is being made public because the authors enjoy sharing their work with others. We are also trying to ensure that correct information is available, especially relating to the production dates of Westclox clocks and watches. Others are welcome to refer to our work in their own web sites or publications, under the following guidelines:
This web site is created and maintained by Bill Stoddard.
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Thanks to Text Fixer for the CSS for alternating table row colors in the mainspring and glass size charts.
Thanks to CSS-Tricks for the article about the child combinator selector.