Maynard Dokken of Ontario, Canada is a mechanical engineer, and this led to his interest in clocks and watches. His collecting of Westclox (and other clocks and watches) resulted in a huge number of examples available for research. Maynard is a member of the NAWCC and has published four books.
“Westclox Spring Wound Clocks” summarizes Westclox key wound clocks made in USA and Peterborough, Ontario, Canada from the author’s collection and from literature. Its 971 pages show hundreds of clock examples, and also shows patents, parts catalog pages and advertisements. Appendix A is a list of all models shown in the book. Appendix B is a four-page bibliography. Appendix C is a four-page list of issues of the Westclox company magazine, Tick Talk, both US and Canadian issues. Appendix D (21 pages) illustrates many Westclox movements. Particularly noteworthy are 6 pages of variations of model 77 Baby Ben movements. Westclox made changes over the years to make manufacturing easier or to reduce costs, but I had no idea so many changes had been made.
This book supplements the material in the Westclox books by Gary Biolchini and Jim Linz, and the material at clockhistory.com.
Each clock illustrated has a front and back view; the vast majority also show the movement, alarm hammer, hands and keys. Many show the lettering on bottom of the base.
This LARGE hardbound book is 11” x 9” x 2 ¼” thick. It weighs about 6 pounds! 971 pages.
Bill Stoddard has made set of notes and corrections, which comes with the book.
Available from the author for $125 plus shipping. E-mail Maynard at [email protected] for ordering information.
Drawing from his own collection and the clocks of others, and the available Tick Talk magazines, Maynard has compiled brief histories of Westclox and their clocks from Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Scotland, South Africa and Taiwan. Also included is a three-page list of Westclox company representatives around the world.
Over 100 clocks are illustrated with front and back views; and many show the movement, hands, keys, etc. as well.
Hardbound, 11” x 8 ¾” x ½”, 147 pp.
Available from the author for $56 plus shipping. E-mail Maynard at [email protected] for ordering information.
This compilation of Canadian Clockmakers is intended to bridge the gap between the earlier books by Burrows, Connell and Vakaris and the present. The makers and companies included are those purely from Canada (Pequegnat, etc.), as well as those that are Canadian divisions of other companies (such as Ingraham and Seth Thomas). Company timelines and hundreds of photos of clocks are given.
Hardbound, 11” x 8 ¾” x 15/16”, 249 pp.
Available from the author for $78 plus shipping. E-mail Maynard at [email protected] for ordering information.
A database of Agassiz watch movements by serial number, giving estimated production dates and showing the types of movements.
Spiral bound, 11” x 8 ½ “, 41 pages.
Available from the author for $14 plus shipping. E-mail Maynard at [email protected] for ordering information.