Lord Baltimore

In 1909 (and possibly other years) Westclox was making an alarm clock with the name “Lord Baltimore” on the dial. Two examples, dated 4 21 9 and 10 2 9, have been reported so far. Other clock companies, including Ingraham, also made Lord Baltimore alarm clocks. At this time, we do not know the significance of the Lord Baltimore alarm clock. Was it a commemorative item, or simply a new name for an alarm clock? If you have any input,

The trademark Lord Baltimore was issued to Western Clock Mfg. Co. on February 16, 1909, No. 103,929. The trademark registration contains the statement "The trade-mark has been continuously used in our business since the November 2, 1895."

Historical Background

“Lord Baltimore was the title of three members of the Calvert family. They were best known as the founders and proprietors of the colony of Maryland.” The three were:

George Calvert (1580? - 1632)

Cecilius Calvert (1605? - 1675)

Charles Calvert (1637 - 1715)

Source - 1961 World Book Encyclopedia

Here are some web sites about Lord Baltimore:

The Lords Baltimore by John T. Marck

Lord Baltimore alarm clock by Westclox

Lord Baltimore Alarm Clock

Made by Western Clock Co.. The movement date is unknown. The alarm set dial is on the back of the case.

Lord Baltimore alarm clock by Westclox Back of the clock

The patent date is 0ct 28 1902.

Lord Baltimore alarm clock by Westclox

Lord Baltimore Alarm Clock

Made by Western Clock Co.. The movement is dated October 2, 1909. The alarm set dial is on the back of the case. Says Made in U.S.A. at the bottom of the dial.

Top of Westclox Lord Baltimore box

Box for a Lord Baltimore alarm clock, probably Westclox

End of Westclox Lord Baltimore box
Bottom of Westclox Lord Baltimore box. Gives operating instructions.

Credits: 1902 patent example: J Zupancic. The box and the 10 2 9 example, Greg Adams.

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