The Royal Jewel alarm clock is 3 3/16 inches tall and has a 2 5/16 inch dial. The case is die cast with
ivory color paint. It uses the same movement as a Baby Ben alarm clock. My example is dated 2 2 40 (February 2, 1940) on the
movement. Pat Dowd has reported an example dated 12-8-39, and Greg Adams has reported examples dated 9 30 38 and 3 3 39.
The Royal Jewel was made by Westclox for the Jewel Tea Company, Inc. of Barrington, Illinois. The 1940 “Jewel
News” offers the Royal Jewel for sale, along with many other household items.
Credits: Thanks to Lydia Heard for the photo of the box. Greg Adams researched the Royal Jewel and
found its connection with the Jewel Tea Company. Don and Nancy Wiederspan sent scans of the 1940 “Jewel News”.
Don and Nancy have a Jewel Tea web site.