The Alarm Clock Doc©
helps you tell
the age your Westclox alarm clock!
their peak of popularity, Westclox sold many, many repair
parts for their clocks. As a result, they needed to
help clockmakers identify the parts they need by the use of
catalogs and a part number. Many of the parts on
Big Bens and Baby Bens were interchangeable for many years,
but there were just enough modifications in the design to
Westclox date stamped the movements in their clocks until
the late 1970s. In the early days, until the mid
1930s, Westclox stamped the month, day and year.
After that time period, they only stamped the month and
year. The problem is that most collectors would
have a difficult time opening their clocks and viewing the
stamped date between the plates of the movement.
are several other ways to get an approximate date for your
clock, or at least, a range of dates. If you
have a Big or Baby Ben, use this identifier page for a range
of dates for each model:
other styles of Westclox clocks, visit this site by my
friend Bill Stoddard.