Alarm Clock, 'Westclox' Big Ben; Western Clock Co.; 1918-1935; WY.1990.91

Name/Title

Alarm Clock, 'Westclox' Big Ben

About this object

This is a 'Westclox Big Ben' alarm clock. Originally designed in 1909, in 1918 it was improved to make it dust proof, and it then remained in production, virtually unchanged until 1935. Their reliability and loud alarm, which could not be slept through, made the Big Ben one of the most popular alarm clocks in the world.

Maker

Western Clock Co.

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Maker

Westclox

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1918-1935

Period

1920s

Place Made

North and Central America, United States, Illinois, La Salle

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, metal, steel
inorganic, processed material, metal, nickel
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, card

Inscription and Marks

On front printed: 'Westclox'
'Big Ben'
On lower rim: 'Made by Western Clock Co, La Salle, Ill, U.S.A.'
On reverse: 'PATENTED USA'

Measurements

h 165 mm x d 155 mm x d 75 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Domestic Life (household chattels, food and drink)

Object Type

objects

Object number

WY.1990.91

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