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Westclox Clock and Watch History
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History of Westclox, Telechron, Seth Thomas, Standard Electric Clocks and more
History of Westclox, Telechron, Seth Thomas, Standard Electric Clocks and more

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The Westclox Metal Case Waralarm — https://clockinfo.com/posts/8474.
The Westclox Metal Case Waralarm replaced the Fiber Case Waralarm around April 1944. Most have a black case, some have ivory color cases, and I have knowledge of one in a metallic brown case.





The Metal Case Waralarm is very hard to open (the bezel is a press fit, and the un-plated steel tends to rust, making the bezel and case body adhere tightly) and so I have opened up only some
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The Westclox Fiber Case Waralarm — https://clockinfo.com/posts/8411.
Westclox suspended the production of consumer clocks and watches on July 31, 1942 to make material for World War Two. An alarm clock shortage developed, so early in 1943, the War Production Board (WPB) authorized Westclox to make a conservation model alarm clock. The WPB specified using 7 pounds of brass for every 1000 clocks instead of the normal 300 pounds for every 1000 clocks. Westclox (or
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Golden Novelty Company Cast Front Clock, 1885 Patent, Cherub and Flowers — https://clockinfo.com/posts/5300.
Here is an early example of a Westclox clock, made while the company name was "The Western Clock Mfg. Co." This clock was made around 1890.

The movement and its canister were made by "The Western Clock Mfg. Co.", and the Golden Novelty Mfg. Co. made the cast case front and marketed the clock.



The movement is one-day with lever escapement. The Western Clock Mfg. Co. had a patented p
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A 1911 Big Ben Dial with "45" at the Bottom — https://clockinfo.com/posts/7442.
Here is a Big Ben style 1 I bought in 1981. It is in rough condition, but has a rare dial and an uncommon back. The movement has a date stamp 5 17 11 (May 17, 1911). The dial is like a regular Big Ben dial of the period, but it has the number “45” at the bottom. I don’t know...
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Western Clock Co. Advertising and the Introduction of the Trademark "Westclox" — https://clockinfo.com/posts/8110.

The word Westclox (an abbreviation for Western Clocks) first appeared on the backs of Big Ben alarm clocks ca. October 1910. In late 1911, Westclox appeared in the small print at the bottom of Western Clock Co. advertising. But Western Clock Co. didn’t apply for a trademark on Westclox until September 10, 1915, and the trademark was issued on January 18, 1916. The trademark contains the statement “The trade mark has been continuously used in the business of said corporation since the month of November, 1909.”
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Western Clock Co. used the Big Ben alarm clock to introduce the trademark "Westclox". — https://clockinfo.com/posts/7393.

Western Clock Co. Mfg. Co. (later Western Clock Co.) was known for good, low-priced alarm clocks. The promoters of Big Ben realized this, and decided not to put the company name on Big Ben, because Big Ben was in a better class of clocks. Thus, early Big Ben alarms don’t have the company name at all. Big Ben was a huge marketing success, and so Western Clock Co., used it to improve their reputation, and to introduce the name Westclox (an abbreviation for Western Clocks).
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My article about the name Westclox on Big Ben and Baby Ben alarm clocks:
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I wrote an article about the early Westclox repeating alarm clocks:
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Most style 1 (leg model) Big Ben alarm clocks from around May 1911 to late 1913 have the $2.50 price seal stamped into the back. Here is an example I just bought on eBay from England. It is dated 9 7 11 (September 7, 1911) on the movement, but the back doesn't have the $2.50 price seal. I have clocks that came from Canada that don't have the $2.50 seal either.
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