Alarm Clock(Westclox Big Ben)

Maker and role
Western Clock Manufacturing Company, Manufacturer
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Object detail

Accession number
F111.2001
Description
Alarm clock. Metal and nickel plated. Westclox Big Ben. Round clock with a white dial and black Arabic numerals. It has 2 hands - a minute and an hour hand plus a small alarm setting hand and dial just below '12'. The clock has 2 stands supporting it in the front and one at the back. There is a bail on top for carrying. On the top of the clock are 2 slider options. On the left (facing the clock) is a "Steady" and "Repeat" option. On the right (facing the clock) is a "Silent" and "Alarm" option. On the back are 2 winding keys - one for the hands and one for the alarm setting. There are also 2 knurled knobs - one to turn the hands and one to turn the alarm indicator. The clock is not in working order.
Marks
Westclox / Big-Ben Printed
MADE BY WESTERN CLOCK CO., LA SELLE, ILL., U.S.A. Printed
PATENTED / MAY 24, 1910 / FEB. 10, 1914 / APRIL 15, 1919 / DEC. 1, 1925 / PATENTS PDG Impressed
Media/Materials
Other name
Westclox Big Ben
Credit Line
Western Clock Manufacturing Company. Alarm Clock(Westclox Big Ben), F111.2001. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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