bigben

Flora, Indiana

Personal Website: clockhistory.com/

I started collecting Baby Ben alarm clocks when I was a boy. Later I started collecting Big Ben alarms too, and then became interested in research. Along the way I hI started collecting Baby Ben alarm clocks when I was a boy. Later I started collecting Big Ben alarms too, and then became interested in research. Along the way I have met some wonderful people who share this interest. My current project is documenting Westclox clocks on my web site. (Read more)

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Big Ben "Sculptura" Style 8 Alarm Clocks - Clocksin Clocks
Westclox Baby Ben Alarm Clocks with Dealer Imprint Dial - Clocksin Clocks
Westclox Baby Ben Alarm Clocks, Luminous Dial - Clocksin Clocks
Westclox Baby Ben Alarm Clocks, 1923 - 1929 - Clocksin Clocks
Westclox Baby Ben Alarm Clocks, 1917 - 1922 - Clocksin Clocks
Early Westclox Baby Ben Alarm Clocks, 1913 - 1917 - Clocksin Clocks
Schatz Standard 400 Day Clock Instructions, 1950s - Clocksin Clocks
Westclox "Clock of Tomorrow" - Clocksin Clocks
Waralarm Clock in Original Box - Clocksin Clocks
Westclox Metal Plate Clock, 1906 - Clocksin Clocks

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  1. Brian, yours was made from 1939 - 1949. See the following web page for dates of the various Big Ben and Baby Ben styles: http://clockhistory.com/westclox/products/ben/index.html
  2. The red dot is the power outage indicator. After starting and setting the clock, you set the indicator to white (by turning the clock upside down in some models, in others, pulling out the set knob re...
  3. This nice clock was probably made in the mid-1950s. Is there a model name or number on the back? Sometimes there is a date code on the back (look near the cord opening) in small numbers.
  4. The logo looks like it may be Kern or Koma, 2 German makers of these clocks in the 1950s.
  5. The maker or seller's trademark is on the dial, but I would need a larger photo to see it. If you can post a photo of the back of the clock showing all the lettering on the works, we should be able to...
  6. The dial is a replacement paper dial sold by E. J. Sweigart, a clock parts supplier (now out of business). If you post a photo of the front of the works, I will try to identify the maker.
  7. Hi Chris, Please e-mail me privately, and I'll give you the name of the man who painted this one for me. You can get my e-mail address from my web site: http://billsclockworks.com
  8. This type of watch is called an Hebdomas. It runs 8 days on a winding, and the movement was made in Switzerland. Here is a web site that gives some history: http://www.hebdomas.net/hebdcat5.html
  9. This is the Seth Thomas "Regulator No. 18", a very desirable wall regulator. It was made for a number of years, possibly the 1880s - 1920s. There may be a date code on the back of the case, with the y...
  10. BB Lewis worked for Welch, Spring and Company for a while and did design work for them. I hope to have a B B Lewis type double dial calendar someday - there is one in my family that was saved from th...
  11. Since is doesn't say "GF" or "RGP" after the 14K, I believe it is 14K solid gold. If the case is opened up the marking inside the back can be checked, also the brass layer if gold filled might be visi...
  12. My shop is in Northern Indiana (Flora). I would be happy to repair your clocks. The French clock is interesting in that it has a gong instead of a bell. My business web site is: http://billsclockworks...
  13. There is a book about these clocks called "The French Marble Clock: A Guide for Buyers, Collectors and Restorers with Hints on Dating and a List of Makers" by Nicolas M. Thorpe. It is listed at Amazon...
  14. This nice clock was made in France, probably around 1860 - 1900. The round French movements are very well made. There were many styles of slate and marble cased French clocks made during that time. ...
  15. This looks like a reproduction of a clock made around 1890 - 1910. Many varieties of this type of cast iron case were made in that time period, and many had Western Clock Company one-day windup moveme...
  16. Does the cast iron case say China, or just the clock mechanism itself?
  17. Peggy, I would not try to polish it unless you are prepared to take the all the pieces of the case apart. I use a polishing machine for the top of the cover, and use Brasso metal polish for some of th...
  18. Hi Glen, I think that someone painted your clock gray - as far as I know, they were all gold originally.
  19. Yes, I believe yours was made one month earlier. I just realized that mine is not an alarm clock either, so I will re-label it.
  20. Several different companies made the movements. Some have the maker's name on the back and some don't.
  21. This nice clock was made in France, probably around 1870 - 1900. The black parts of the case are slate, and the corner pieces may be marble or other polished stone. Most of these French clocks hav...
  22. Fantastic styling!
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