Posted 3 years ago
Shades of Buck Rogers and the 21st Century is what this atomic bomb looking little gem reminds me of.
Westclox marketed this,and was designed by Herbert W. Lamport and patented in July 1938. It has a ivory painted finish.
Winding/setting knobs for alarm and time are concealed under the hinged domed lid.
The upper opening in the clock case displays the time on a rotating tape measure-like dial. Windows below display the month, day, and date.
The three calendar dials are manually set using a knob on the back of the clock case.
Height, 5 1/2 in. x 5 3/8 in. wide. Key wound spring driven movement.
Although this looks like a Bugle Boy (Lux Clock Mfg. Co., 1940) rotary clock, its movement was not made by Lux. The three patents inside the top cover were issued to Westclox in 1925, 1929 and 1932. It was offered in ivory, bronze, and Chinese red finishes, often with wrinkle paint.
The clock and the alarm work fine, however the rubber gromet attached to the knob that can be raised and lowered and rotated has dried out and needs to be replaced. I am setting the Month, Day of the Week, and Numeric date from the front of the clock until I can find something to replace it with.