Details of Style 1 Baby Ben

A Random Sampling of baby Ben - Baby Ben - BABY BEN Production Through 1920

Compiled by

Type 1 movement

Going barrel for both time and alarm mainsprings, time mainspring 1/4 inch wide. Time winding key has female thread.

07 18 12

09 04 12

END VERY SMALL HEAD BEZEL SCREWS (or after the clock below)
START: $2.50 PRICE SEAL

10 29 12

END: HALF ROUND STEEL HAMMER TAIL CATCH
START: TRIANGULAR BRASS HAMMER TAIL CATCH
END: BIG BEN CASE FRONT SCREWS FOR BRIDGE SCREWS

12 04 12 (NO $2.50 PRICE SEAL) (HAS REGULAR MINUTE HAND)

END: SQUARE BARREL HOOKS

02 06 13 (SQUARE BARREL HOOKS CLOSED AT FACTORY AND CURVED BARREL HOOKS ADDED)

END: EARLY STYLE MINUTE HAND
END: ROUND TRIP STAFF FRICTION WASHER
START: CURVED BARREL HOOKS
START: POINTED OVAL TRIP STAFF FRICTION WASHER

03 25 13

END: FINE TOOTH REPEAT CLICKWHEEL
START: 13 TOOTH REPEAT CLICKWHEEL

05 12 13

05 17 13

05 21 13

06 04 13

07 26 13

08 15 13

08 24 13

END: $2.50 PRICE SEAL

10 17 13

10 20 13

10 31 13

11 14 13

11 18 13

12 03 13

12 11 13

END: RIBBED BALANCE
START: HEAVIER BALANCE

12 19 13

01 07 14

01 28 14

01 29 14 (DEALER IMPRINT DIAL ON PLAIN PAPER)

02 07 14

END: CELLULOID COATED DIAL
START: PLAIN PAPER DIAL

3 27 14

END: SINGLE CUT SET KNOBS
START: DOUBLE CUT SET KNOBS

04 28 14 (DIAL MISSING)

END: BIG BEN STYLE NUMERALS
START: LATER STYLE NUMERALS

05 01 14

05 21 14

6 11 14

06 23 14

07 31 14

09 22 14

END: TYPE 1 MOVEMENT

Baby Ben Type 1a Movement

Baby Ben type 1a movement

Type 1a movement: Time barrel is winding (or safety) type to avoid center pinion damage when the mainspring breaks. This movement is the same thickness as the type 1 movement. The time winding key has a male thread.

The time mainspring is 7/32 inch wide, and does not provide adequate power. Four examples of this movement have been found so far.

START TYPE 1A MOVEMENT

10 31 14 (TYPE 1A MOVEMENT CONVERTED TO TYPE 2 AND RECASED)

11 11 14 (TYPE 1A MOVEMENT, ORIGINAL)

11 28 14 (TYPE 1A MOVEMENT, ORIGINAL)

END: CONCAVE MATTING
START: BEVEL MATTING

END: "MADE IN" ETC. ON BACK
START: "Made by" ETC. ON BACK

12 19 14

END: TYPE 1A MOVEMENT

Baby Ben type 2 movement

The time mainspring width was increased to 5/16 inch by using a "domed" time barrel bridge to gain height without changing the distance between the front and back movement plates. The wider mainspring was made thinner and longer, thus providing adequate running power for over a day.

Clocks with the type 2 movement are 1/8 inch thicker than those with type 1 or 1a movements.

START: TYPE 2 MOVEMENT

01 25 15 (UNUSUAL ALARM HAMMER)

02 11 15 (UNUSUAL ALARM HAMMER)

02 13 15 (UNUSUAL ALARM HAMMER)

02 13 15

03 15 15

03 20 15

04 08 15 (three examples)

04 09 15

END: THICK BOW
START: MEDIUM BOW

04 12 15

04 13 15

04 21 15

04 27 15

05 06 15

05 13 15

05 17 15

08 27 15

09 09 15

SUSPEND: REGULAR FINISH ON FRONT PLATE
START: HIGHLY POLISHED FRONT PLATE

11 06 15 (DEALER IMPRINT DIAL)

END: BLANK AT BOTTOM OF DIAL
START: "MADE IN U.S.A." AT BOTTOM OF DIAL

11 11 15

11 15 15 (NO LETTERING AT BOTTOM - DIAL MAY BE ORIGINAL)

11 24 15 (DEALER IMPRINT DIAL - NO LETTERING AT BOTTOM)

END: "MADE IN U.S.A." AT BOTTOM OF DIAL
START: "MADE BY WESTERN" (ETC.) AT BOTTOM OF DIAL

12 10 15

12 16 15

01 03 16

01 21 16

02 11 16

03 10 16

03 31 16

END: SMALL "b" IN "baby"
START: CAPITAL "B" IN "Baby"

10 13 16

11 09 16

11 16 16

11 24 16

12 21 16 (DEALER IMPRINT DIAL)

12 28 16

01 05 17

01 11 17

01 25 17

01 30 17

END: MEDIUM BOW
END: LARGE PILLAR NUTS

03 15 17

END: RECTANGULAR REAR LEG OPENING
START: SAUSAGE-SHAPED REAR LEG OPENING
START: THIN BOW
START: SMALL PILLAR NUTS

03 30 17

04 02 17

04 12 17

05 19 17

05 25 17

06 05 17

06 07 17

06 13 17

06 22 17

08 05 17

08 27 17

END: "Baby Ben" ON DIAL
SUSPEND: "MADE BY WESTERN" (ETC.) AT BOTTOM OF DIAL
START: "Westclox" (ITALICS) WITH "BABY BEN" (ALL CAPS) DIAL
START: "MADE IN U. S. A." (ONLY) AT BOTTOM OF DIAL

10 05 17

11 10 17

11 22 17

12 03 17 (DIAL NOT ORIGINAL)

01 09 18

END: "Made by" (ETC.) ON LOWER BACK
START: PLAIN LOWER BACK

03 15 18

03 21 18

04 02 18 DIAL ORIGINAL?

04 19 18

04 26 18

END: "MADE IN U. S. A." (ONLY) AT BOTTOM OF DIAL
RESUME: "MADE BY WESTERN" (ETC.) AT BOTTOM OF DIAL
RESUME: REGULAR FINISH FRONT PLATE

06 01 18 (Norwegian)

09 13 18

01 23 19

04 16 19

05 06 19

05 10 19

07 28 19

END: OPEN KEYS
END: EYEBROW-SHAPED REGULATOR OPENING, INNER CASE
END: CAST CENTER PINION
START: PARACHUTE-SHAPED REGULATOR OPENING, INNER CASE
START: CUT STEEL CENTER PINION

03 10 20 (OPEN ALARM KEY; CLOSED TIME KEY)

START: CLOSED KEYS

10 09 20

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