WestClox Big Ben 'Loud Alarm' - Uncommon Classic!
WestClox Big Ben 'Loud Alarm' - Uncommon Classic!
WestClox Big Ben 'Loud Alarm' - Uncommon Classic!
WestClox Big Ben 'Loud Alarm' - Uncommon Classic!
WestClox Big Ben 'Loud Alarm' - Uncommon Classic!
WestClox Big Ben 'Loud Alarm' - Uncommon Classic!
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WestClox Big Ben 'Loud Alarm' - Uncommon Classic!

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$75.00
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This WestClox alarm clock is a hard to find first run of the 'Loud Alarm' Big Ben from about 1935. These were only made from approximately 1935 to 1939 in this style. 

The clock keeps good time and the alarm works as well, but the clock could use a service and cleaning. The case is nickel plated on the front bezel and back plate and black painted on the body ring and base. On the back it has a hanging ring, unique to the model. 

A 1935 ad says, "BIG BEN Loud alarm. The heavy sleeper's friend . . . sturdy old Big Ben . . . 5 1/4 inches high . . . with the same timekeeping qualities . . . the same ruggedness that made him famous for 25 years . . . but restyled to meet today's requirements. You are assured of that reliable, deep toned intermittent alarm, that same reliable dust-proof movement, the same large, easy winding keys . . . and there's that old familiar feeling of bigness and strength about him. He's built on a substantial base but there's also a convenient hanger which swings down out of sight when not in use. Retails $2.95, luminous dial a dollar more. Plain Dial No. 201"

The winding key is present, but has fallen off. It can still be fit in place to wind the clock, but should be repaired to prevent wear. 

This interesting clock would be a great starter for a restoration as all parts are there and in excellent condition, or it can be kept as is and enjoy the shabby chic look of 90 years of use!  

Check out a video from the warehouse featuring this clock near the end here! https://youtu.be/HlheNfXgWjw

Dimensions:

5.25" High x 4.5" Wide x 2" Deep

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