R. H. Matthiessen - Chairman of Board
A. J. Wilson - President of General Time Corporation
A. J. Hasselman - Westclox General Manger
D. G. Mitchel - Appointed Director
J. L. Bruce - Industrial Sales Manger
(Other Foreman in Office - E. Farneti - Foreman Foot Press L. Link - Foreman Electric Clock)
President - Wagner
721 - Active Members - 83 Associate Members
325 - 25 years of service
193 - 30 to 35 years of service
115 - 35 to 40 years of service
59 - 40 to 45 years of service
47 - 45 to 50 years of service
2 - more that 50 years of service
(Above represents - 25,000 years of loyal service
John King retired with 51 years of service - received $1,000 Government Bond (Assistant Foreman - Buffing Dept since 1920)
W. Kemper (Power Press Foreman) (st. 1902)
Jacob Weber (Tool Foreman) (44 years of service)
Bill Norris (st. 1912) - First Plan Chauffer (First truck acquired in 1913)
Wm. Adrian Inspection; E. Aaron, R. Cofoid, F. Yeroc - Engineering;W. Hatton, Inspection; M. Heider - Superintendent's Office, Frank Mahnich, Quality Control.
Melody - Electric Wall
New Greenwich - Electric desk
Big Ben Chime - (''First it whispers, then it shouts.'' Springwound)
W. Watch - Wrist Ben (Chrome - curved to fit the wrist) - low priced
81 New Members to enter - largest class to date
50 Year Awards - Awarded $1,000 Government Bond -
George Willmeroth (Assistant Foreman Electric Clock)
Charles Ohligschlager (Foreman Vibrating)
Westclox offers to pay 2/3 of coast (up to $30,000), towards another cross-town through street - from Peru to LaSalle.
Isaac Hatton - Appointed Comptroller (st. Westclox 1920)
Production of some defense contracts
Russ Kitchen, Works Manager from Scotland - now General Mgr of Goshen. R. Simmons (Canadian Plant) to Goshen as Plant Foreman. E. Ohligschlager, Superintendent of Goshen.
(some subsidiaries and divisions) - Western Clock Co. Ltd. Canada; Seth Thomas Division, Thomaston, Connecticut; Stromberg Time Corporation, N. Y.; Haydon Mfg Co., Torrington, Connecticut; Westclox Ltd., Scotland; Westclox (Australia) Proprietary Ltd, Melbourne, Australia; Relogios, Brazil, South America; Westclox Div. LaSalle -and - Athens.
M. E. Schlenker - (Chief Engineer Westclox) - General Time Consulting Engineer (st. Westclox 1924) (Appointed Chief Eng - 1940)
$11,000,000 (Approximately) (Despite 6 week strike)
H. Siebenhiner - Honored for 50 years service (st. 3/31/1902) - Foreman 4'' Finishing (9th Westclox to complete 50 years service)
(Westclox donated $30,000 towards this project)
Graduated Horology School - 8th student to graduate
President of General Time Corporation to retire - Will continue
as General Time Director and Consultant.
1932 - 1940 General Manager
1940 - N. Y. - Executive V.P. General Time Corp.
1943 - President General Time Corporation
President of General Time Corporation (succeeding) A. J. Wilson. (Mr. Hawthorne started with General Time Canada - 1925)
1932 - Westclox Works Manager
1938 - Assistant General Manager
1940 - Westclox LaSalle - General Manager
1944 - Vice President General Time Corporation
1948 - Executive Vice President General Time Corp.
1953 - President of General Time Corporation
Assistant to General Time President
Director of Manufacturing - General Time Corporation
Plant to accommodate Synchronous Clocks
R. B. Hally - Appointed Works Manager of new plant
Now has 150,000 sq. ft (more than three acres)
3,551 -- to receive Vacation Pay - 2 weeks
1,219 -- to receive Vacation Pay - 3 weeks
1, 034 -- to receive Vacation Pay - 1 week
Reul Quick - 4'' Finishing (st. 1929)
J. Wyzgowski - Assistant 4'' Finishing Foreman
Henry Siebenhiner (51 yrs service) - 4" Finishing Foreman
(st. Westclox 1902)
W. Baker - 43 yrs service (st. 1910) worked- 4" Finishing
H. Z. Cook - Payroll Supervisor (st. 1906) - 43 yrs service
H. Heilstedt - (st. 1902)
(4 yr scholarship)
raised to 2% (January 1) - of 1st $3600 (was 1 1/2% of 1st $3600)
made Administrative Assistant in General Mgr. Office.
Glo-Larm (Electric self-starting) - $8.95
Wrist Watches -
Judge - $12.95
Rocket 6.95 $7.95 Lum.
H. W. Whitehead - General Time Vice President
Athens Westclox Division - built in 1954, 115,000 sq. ft. floor space, and molding operation.
Plant Physician 32 years - retired - started as Westclox Plant Physician in 1922, June 19
Lookout TImer - $3.95
Mascot Alarm - $3.95
Prim - Wall Clk Electric - $4.98 Chrome - Yellow $3.98 (5 3/4" round)
Pittsfield Table Wood- $7.95 Plain - $8.95 Lum. (Bell Alarm)
Sleepmeter - $5.45 Plain - $6.45 Lum.
LaSallita - $4.50 Plain - $5.50 Lum.
Manor Electric Wall Clock
Kendall Electric Table Clk
Retired July 18 - General Manager since 1945
started Westclox 1913 - 42 years of service
Elected President of General Time Corporation - and General Manager of Westclox
Sales G.T. - $49,163,497 + Net Income $2,110,412
Common Stock Share ($4,17) - Working Capital $17,910,676
Superintendent of Industrial Engineering (a newly created
position. He will head up a new department which will be known as the Industrial
Engineering Department. - Function of this department will be to investigate
and work out better methods of production and handling operations.)
1945 - Assistant Superintendent
Started Westclox July 17, 1928, in the Machinist Training School. In 1931 took a course in Watch and Clock making at the Elgin Watchmakers' College. Returned, upon completion of this course, to work in the Manufacturing Experimental Department. In 1933 - moved to the Inspection where he remained until he was made Assistant Superintendent in 1945.
Entered the Quarter Century Club - 1953.
Started Westclox February 11, 1935, in the Superintendent
1940 - Entered Elgin Watchmakers' College
1941 - Returned to work in Superintendents' Office.
1945 - made Production Engineer
1955 - made Assistant Superintendent
Zest Wall Clock - $6.95
Dash - Electric - $5.95 Fortune (electric)
Piper Electric Alarm - $3.98
Spice Wall Electric $4.95 $6.95
Bingo Ivory Springwound - $2.95
Town Crier (Electric) -$4.95
Clock of Tomorrow - Chime Alarm, quiet tick - $12.50
Wrist Watch - Wrist Ben - $6.95 Pl; $7.95 Lum.
(General Time Corporation)
R. H. Matthiessen - Chairman of Board
D. J. Hawthorne - President of General Time Corp.
A. J. Wilson - Consultant
W. C. Budlong - General Manager - Westclox & V. P.
J. H. Schmidt - V. P., Director of Finance and Secretary
A. S. Regula - V. P. - Director of Industrial Relations
M. Lowell - V. P. -
Erord A. Matthiessen
W. W. Wheeler Jr.
C. B. Wilkinson
D. G. Mitchell
R. Taylor - V. P.
Clinton King - Foremen Wrist Watch (St. Westclox 1941)
Carl Ostertag - Asst. Foremen - Tool (st. 1921)
William J. Fitzke - 51 years service - (st. April 3, 1905)
Adam Currie - President Quarter Century Club
Retirees invited to visit Plant (168 Associate members of Quarter Century Club) - Only surviving members of original group of Club (12/18) are Ted Strohm and Bernard Nelson.
Snowflake Wall Clock (Electric) - $5.95'
Sheraton (Electric) Table - $8.95
Big Ben Electric
New Bens - Baby Ben & Big Ben
Hustler - Springwound - $2.98
Pocket Watch ''Dax'' - (thin style) - $3.50
Wrist Ben (W. Wa) - $9.95
Plant covers 18 acres of floor space -
at more that 4,000
(springwound clocks, electric clocks, timers, autoclocks, wrist and pocket watches, radio switches, thermostat timers, time delay mechanisms, fuzes)
Westclox Division has been awarded the ARMY - NAVY ''E'' award three times.
Clock and Watchmakers School still in operation.
Acquired on Automatic Regulation covering clocks & a large segment of the watch field.
Since the first Big Ben was put on the Market in 1910, more than 40,000,000 Big Bens and 28,000,000 Baby Bens have been manufactured.
at Westclox Plan for Families of employees - they viewed operations of manufacturing - approximately 6,000 people attended this affair.
Stromberg Division from Hillyer Instrument Company
70,000 sq .ft. - annex neighboring 20,000 ft. Torrington, Conn. - approximately 500 employees.
D. J. Hawthorne - President
(3/25) H. B. Whitehead - Appointed V. P. Consumer Products
(3/25) G. H. Smith - Appointed Manager of Manufacturing - Westclox LaSalle
(3/25) J. W. Hawthorne - '' Assistant Comptroller
(3/25) R. Culbertson - Manufacturing Superintendent
J. H. Hoscheit - Production Control Manager
W. Richards - Superintendent Quality Control
C. Y. Pfoutz - Office Manager
R. St. Martin - Chief Industrial Engineer
F. Magee - Superintendent of Parts Manufacturing
I. Batten - Superintendent of Watch Assembly
A. Bierbrodt - Superintendent of Metals Parts Finishing
V. Bubel - (Was forman Miscellaneous now also Assistant to Harold GArdner - Auto Screw Department
Felix Kotecki - Foremen Trade Repair
R. Hornecker - Assistant Foremen Trade Repair
Ohligschlager - Superintendent Clock Assembly
D. Bray - Supervisor Employee Benefits
L. Link - Foremen Industrial Engineering Cost REduction
C. Leshewski - Foremen Electric Clock
A. Metzinger - Foremen Wrist Watch
Barney Cerri - Assistant Foremen - Shipping
J. Mariani - Foremen Mainspring
J. Pienta , Sr. - Foremen Lacquer and Dial Departments
J. Brady - Foremen Staff & Pinion Departments
John Tregonning - Assistant Foremen - Staff & Pinion
J. Wright - Mgr Industrial Relations - Westclox Div.
acquired exclusive rights to a new Electronic Data Transmission system known as the "TRANSACTOR" system
was Subsidiary - now Division of General Time Corporation
Many individuals are concerned with Automation, replacing workers, but Automation started when our Plant started 1885, with our Casting Process.
Automatic Boxing Device installed for Clocks in 4" Finishing Dept
Acquired property from Union Coal Company
graduated Westclox Horological School
Fawn (Springwound) - $3.25
Leland " 8.25
Glendale Wall (Electric)- 6.98
Frolic (Wall - Electric) - 4.98
Wrist Watches -
Scepter - 7.95 w/strap; $8.95 w.ban
Calendar - 10.95
Shadow Thin- 11.95 w/strap; $12.95 w/band
(present Treasurer and Comptroller) Secretary & Treasurer of General Time Corp.
Comptroller of General Time Corporation
retired June 14
General Time Corp. Vice President - Consumer Products, has been assigned responsibility for operations at Westclox.
(st. 1909) as office boy - 7 years later Paymaster at Westclox - 1936 transferred to New York as Comptroller General Time Corporation, 1942 appointed Secretary Treasurer, 1955 V. P. Finance - Retiring 1958 - but continuing as a Director of General Time Corporation.
Elected V. P. and Director of Industrial Relations of General Time Corporation (was Assistant Director of Industrial Relations) - replacing - A. I. Regula, V.P. and Director Industrial Relations since 1942 - is retiring.
V. P. General Time and Director of Marketing - Consumer
J. W. Hawthorne - appointed Comptroller
I. J. Hatton - Assistant Treasurer
17.5 Acres of Floor Space (38 Buildings)
when completed, will move a direct line from the assembly lines to the Shipping Department and then be on the way to our customers via the new docks. New Department is a storage area with room to store 2,000,000 timepieces on floor conveyors.
held for children and grandchildren of Westclox employees.
Dudley Diggs elected Club President
814 Active Members - 176 Associate Members
25% of Work Force
418 - 35 years service
110,000 square feet floor space 430 employees
Production - 6,500 cocks; 2,000 Radio Timers
Developed first clock unit in this Country for Transistor Clock Radios
2'' Material - changed to Watch Assembly (H. Terando cont. Foreman)
Watch Case - changed to Pre-Sub Assembly (J. Kane cont. as Foreman)
Foot Press - changed to Clock Sub Assembly (H. Legget - Foreman)
Art Link - Wrist Watch Foreman (st. 11/36)
R. H. Tiggeman - (was Foreman of Stock) - now Foreman of Scheduling (st. 1940)
Harold H. Willmer - Foreman - Parts Control (st. 10/10/23)
Donald J. Baznik - Foreman Inventory Control (st. 1/53)
V. Bubel - Foreman Automatic Screw (st. 1919)
E. Hanson - Asst. Foreman Clock Sub-Assembly (st. 1935)
Paul Kerp - Foreman PAcking Department
R. Hornecker - Assistant Service Manager (st. 1940)
J. Heilman, Jr. - Assistant Foreman Trade Repair (st. 1937)
G. Keith -Foreman- New Fuze Dept. (st. 1924)
W. Cox - Foreman Wrist Watch Sub-Assembly
R. Weaver - Product Mgr. - Electric Clocks
D. Dwonrik - Quality Control Manager - w/following reporting:
John Kane - Quality Control Eng. Foreman
F. Dudek - Process Inspection - Foreman
H. Cohard - Final Inspection (Assembly) -Foreman
R. Gall - Inspection - Foreman
D. M. Lowe - Product Mgr. - Watches
E. E. Connell - Prod Mgr. - Clocks
Bill Curtis - Personnel Director
M. E. Schlenker - Continues and Manager of Eng. w/following reporting:
C.A.Sauter - Chief Eng - Clocks and watches
E. Danz- Supervisor of styling
C. G. McDonough - Chief En. Industrial Products
W. Beck - Supervisor Engineering
Calico Horse (Childrens' Clock - wall w/pendulum) $3.98 (red, yellow, blue)
Fawn - Plain $3.50; Lum. $4.25
Monitor Wall 8" - $11.95 tan; $13.95 Chrome
created at Westclox - (Giant replica of Big Ben) - went into service in Grand Central Station in New York City - Cost to build - over $10,000; Dial Face - 13 1/2 feet - Weight 300 pounds. Numerals 15" High.
355 Lexington Avenue
Before end of 1900 - 2,800 clocks
1910 - 146,000 sold
1911 --391,000 sold
L. Cordes - Assistant to Division Manager of Westclox
E. Papke - Packing Foreman (Paul Kerp retired)
R. Shields - Assistant Foreman Scheduling (st. 1941)
K. Brackman - Assistant Foreman Wrist Watch
F. Mahnich - Foreman Rec. and Outgoing Material Inspection
R. Gall - Foreman Final Assembly
Lester Link - Acting Foreman of the Tool on place of A. Faerber(ill)
G. Rottner - Assistant Supervisor of Order Dept.
E. Aaron - Foreman Engineering Model Shop (st. 1936)
D. E. McConaghy - Marketing Research Manager
Wrist Watches - Lancer (self-winding) $15.95 Pl; $16.95 Lum. (5) Ladies -
Ballet Series $16.95; (2) Shadow Thin Men's $13.95 strap, $14.95 Band; Ladies
Travel Clocks - Travette - $6.95
Children's Clocks - Woody Woodpecker Table $4.98
Springwound - Drowse $5.98 pl; $6.98 Lum - Shelby $5.95 - Cascade $10.95; Legend $9.95; Colt $4.98
Electrics (Wall) - Alhambra $14.95; Mahogany Electric $19.95; Parliament $29.95; Walltone $4.98 (Table Award $14.95; Mahogany Electric $19.95
Cordless - Isotron $34.50