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Alarm Clock - Western Clock Co, 'Westclox Baby Ben', 1931 Object Reg. No: ST 026775

Summary:
Alarm Clock, 'Westclox Baby Ben', Western Clock Co., Canada, 1931.
Description:
Round frame on a flat base and made of cream enamel. White dial has black arabic numerals. The alarm dial is at 12.

Spring wound; lever escapement.
Acquisition Information:
Unknown from Unknown
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 9 cm (Height), 3 cm (Width), 7.5 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: alarm clocks, mantel clocks, clock 1931, 19016, 652610, 1932, 1932 rd, canada released1932 rd1931, pantid1932 rd1931
Themes this item is part of: Horology Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: HOROLOGY
Secondary Classification: Clocks
Tertiary Classification: canada
Inscriptions: Dial is marked 'Westclox Baby Ben' and 'Made by Western Clock Co. Ltd. Peterborough. Canada'. Back is marked 'Made in Canada RD 1931'.
Manufacturer: Western Clock Co Ltd, Peterborough, Canada, 1931

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Lisa Posted on 07 May 2010 10:25 AM
I have a westclox clock - on the bottom of face - Western Clock Co Limited Petersborough Canada. on the back it says __ 1932 Made in Canada. It's square, wind up and black. I don't see 1932 on your collection, how come? Is this a clock to keep?
Discovery Centre Posted on 08 May 2010 9:36 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Lisa. The museum doesn't necessarily systematically collect one of each type of clock or any other object. Sometimes things are part of a wider collection of items related by context rather than form. This clock for example was part of a large collection donated by the RSL, which included items of all different types including photos, medals and many other objects related to Australia's military history. See our Donation guidelines for further information on how we contextualise our collection. Whether it's worth keeping is of course up to you.
darrin bowden Posted on 21 May 2014 9:05 AM
hi there .. i have brought a westclock big ben 1931 made in canada reg No 19016 tagged on the back ... i found this clock on the site the clock its self is the same but the base is different , does this mean its been replace in later time or a fake .... regards darrin
darrin bowden Posted on 21 May 2014 9:09 AM
sorry and the clock its self has a more of a curved body

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