Dating westclox big ben
Many of the parts on Big Bens and Baby Bens were interchangeable for many years, but there were just enough modifications in the design to cause confusion.
As a result, they needed to help clockmakers identify the parts they need by the use of catalogs and a part number.For more exact dating, look on the movement - a date will be found on almost any Big Ben or Baby Ben made up until mid-1970's.The Big and Baby Bens up through style 9 were made in USA (and some some other countries). Additional case styles that have names but not numbers are illustrated below the numbered styles.We have written a "Westclox Big Ben and Baby Ben Identification Guide" that goes into detail about their history and identification. To identify a Big Ben or Baby Ben alarm clock, find out which of the case styles it matches.George Kern designed the style 1 Big Ben movement and case.