D. J. Hawthorne (st. 1925) - appointed General Manager & V.P. of G.T.
A. J. Wilson (former Gen. Mgr. Westclox and V.P.) - Executive Vice Pres. G.T.
(22 years old)
Of original force - R. Paton - Master Mechanic - 55 yrs service - retired 12/27/
Ted Strohm (st. 1891) still employed
had a dance in the Lunchroom
Baby Ben Electric - $3.95 Pl;$4.95 Lum.
LaSallita Pullwind - $1.95
Shelby - $2.45
Clip Easel Watch - $4.95
Bachelor Alarm Clk - $3.95
(December 7, 1941 - attach on Pearl Harbor - World War II)
3,700 - then to 3800
with picture of employee - Security
(st. 1891 - age 14) - October - 50 years of service, Member of the tool since 1896; 1935 made Assistant Foreman Tool Department -
Appointed Master Mechanic
A. Faerber (st. 1919) - Assistant Foreman Tool Department
367 Members (341 Active, 26 associate)
Serves 150,000 meals in 1941 (600 lunches/day) (A. PAton in charge)
Has own Photographic Studio - and - Library
Power Press Department - has 185 presses
Foot Press - (350 workers perform more than 1,000,000 operations on small timepiece parts.)
Dunbar Electric Wall Clock - $3.95
Manor " " - $3.50
Belfast " " $2.95
Troy - Electric Table - $3.50
Big Ben Electric Table - $3.95 Pl; Lum (Loud & Soft Alarm)
Art Smith came from Chicago to United Clock Company - started Western Clock Company 1904 - Retired as Foremen Automatic Screw Department June 12, 1942.......38 years of service.
1904 - There were 20 Automatic Screw Machines - and 5 hand-operated machines
1923 - Art Smith was appointed Foreman of Automatic Screw MAchine Department
Was one of eleven original committee for Pension Plan, which was adopted in 1924.
1929 - A. Smith joined Quarter Century Club
1939 - He received his 35 year award
1942 - A. Smith retired -
Department had 250 Automatic Screw Machines in the department - 1942.
A. J. Hasselman (Works Manager of Westclox) - Appointed - General Manager and Works Manager (st. 1913)
(clocks and watch production) - Converted to FUze Work.
No Vacation Shutdown - Vacations to be Staggered
Radio Code School
240 employees left for service
A. J. Wilson - President General Time Corporation (formerly General Manager of Westclox)
R. H. Matthiessen - Chairman of Board of Directors
$1.00 (18 skates) otherwise $.10 per skate
Third best all time Safety Record
(succeeding Charles Mauritzen who retired - due to ill health) (st. 1902 - P. A. - 1920) D. Hill - st. 1924
Peru Bottom Road Covered and also water street, "Q" Depot. LaSalle - Gas Works flooded.
are in production
(O.P.A. price) - case molded paper, not to bear Westclox Name, Allocated on a quota basis to various sections of the country, per the War Production Board - production limited (Normal production of clock - 300 lbs brass per 1,000 clocks; during war on the Waralarm) 10 lbs (if available) per 1,000 clocks)
D. J. Hawthorne - Westclox General MAnager since 1940 - now Vice President of Manufacturing and Engineering of General Time Corporation. This includes Westclox, Seth Thomas, Western Clock Co. Ltd Canada, Stromberg Time, N. Y.
A. J. Hasselman - General Manager Westclox Divisions - V. P. G. T. Corp.
J. S. Darcy - General Manager - Western Clock Co. Ltd. Canada
(above effective 1/1/45)
Jacob Weber - Foreman Tool Department (st. Westclox 1906
Vince Loos - Assistant Foreman Tool Dept.
Adam T. Currie - Westclox Superintendent - succeeding W. Richards
George H. Smith - (Prod. Eng.) Assistant Superintendent (st. 1928)
M. C. Budlong - Comptroller (st. 1928)
Ted Strohm (Tool Dept.) - retired October 7 - 53 years service (st.1891)
Martin Danz (Plating Foreman) - retired (st. Westclox 1918)
"Army-Navy E" - July 15 - Second Time (Star Award - white star added to Flag) Coca Cola honored Westclox with a program at the local High School in honor of this award.
to all Service Men and Women - (Service - Men packages contained - Westclox Wrist Watch, box of hard candy, 3 handkerchiefs, bag of button, decks of cards, 2 books) (Service Women received all above except buttons and books - added added powder mitt and box of stationary instead)
creates uncertainty about future business. Flooding market with Swiss timepieces while factories here are producing War Items.
H. H. Hulse - Vice Pres and General Manager Haydon Divisions
A. J. Wilson - Jr. - Sales Manager (st. 1937)
G. H. Smith - Assistant Superintendent Industrial Engineering
I. Batten - Wrist Watch Foreman
F. Hackman - Property Dept Foreman (succeeding A. Janz who is now Assistant Purchasing Agent)
George Dowling - Electric Clock (st. 1923)
Joe King - Wrist Watch (st. 1934)
R. Quick - 4'' Finishing (st. 1929)
Logan Electric Alarm
Pocket Watch - Scotty
7,500,000 Fuzes of all types - In addition to more than a billion parts made for Arsenals and other Manufacturing Companies (parts produced 1,355,189,616).
Westclox (Australia) Proprietory, Ltd. - organized in Melbourne, Australia
Operation of plant in British Isles (First started in 1939 - interrupted because of War - then - resumed in 1946) -
Westclox Ltd., A United Kingdom Subsidiary - production of Clocks and Watches.
Russ Kitchen, from Canadian Plant, went to England to help set up plant (R. Kitchen st. 1927)
E. Dwornik - Foreman Casting Dept. (st. Westclox 3/8/1909)
F. J. Radtke - Assistant Foreman CAsting Dept. (sty. 1924)
532 Active Members
Logan Electric Clock
Dunbar- Electric Wall
LaSalle Wrist Watch
A. J. Hasselman, Gen. Mgr Westclox and V.P. General Time Corp - now elected as a member of the G. T. Board of Directors
M. C. Budlong - Assistant General Manager (st. 1928)
Seth Thomas Clock Company
Stromberg Time Corporation
Haydon Manufacturing Company
Western Clock Co,. Std - Canada
532 Active Members (13.7% of total force)
To Date - March - 526 Westclox Servicemen and Women have returned to Westclox.
Westclox Clock and Watchmakers School (Horological) organized - H. H. Henderson, coordinator; August Schierholz, instructor.
Graduates - E. F. Cielaszyk, J. Flanagan
added to Parking lot North of Main Entrance garages.
Parking Lot - completed at 6th and St. Louis Streets, holds 88 cars
A. Bierbrodt - Foreman Dial Department
Emil Wellmer - Foreman Printing (st. Westclox 1911)
Oracle - Glass and gold colored metal - $15.00
Email Henry (st. 1894 - 52 years service - given $1,000 Bond)
Harry Geiger (Tool Dept - st. 1899 - retired 1947)
678 Active Members, 74 Associate Members
Production record total of 200,000,000 timepieces to date.
(To give a rough idea how many clocks this would be - a Railroad Car holds approximately 45,000 standard Westclox timepieces . . . . . . . . . . . . therefore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . for the 200,000,000 timepieces it would require 5,000 standard boxcars - 40 miles long.)
A. Schaefer (Tool Dept.) now Westclox Fire Chief, Succeeding Harry Mauritzen.
Name Changed to - General Time Corporation - new name of Parent Company
New plant in Scotland producing 10,000 clocks per week
Addition to Canadian Plant - 60 x 60 (two stories high)
near Foreman's Club
placed West of Office Building.
New Big Ben introduced
New Baby Ben introduced
New ''Moonbeam'' - Blinking Light Clock