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Big Ben

Designer:
Henry Dreyfuss, American, 1904–1972  Search this
Manufacturer:
Westclox, American, founded 1936  Search this
Medium:
Metal, enamel, glass, paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 14 × 12 × 7.5 cm (5 1/2 × 4 3/4 × 2 15/16 in.)
Type:
timepieces & measuring devices
Decorative Arts
alarm clock
Object Name:
alarm clock
Manufactured in:
LaSalle, Illinois, USA
Date:
1939
Credit Line:
Gift of Philip Rossetti
Accession Number:
2022-31-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq44537fba8-5346-44b5-b351-1aaa5e516af7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2022-31-1
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Big Ben Chime

Designer:
Henry Dreyfuss, American, 1904–1972  Search this
Office of:
Henry Dreyfuss Associates  Search this
Manufacturer:
Westclox, American, founded 1936  Search this
Medium:
Enamelled metal, brass, blued steel (hands), printed paper
Dimensions:
14 x 13 x 7 cm (5 1/2 x 5 1/8 x 2 3/4 in.)
Type:
timepieces & measuring devices
Decorative Arts
Alarm Clock
Object Name:
Alarm Clock
Manufactured in:
LaSalle, Illinois, USA
Designed in:
New York, New York, USA
Date:
ca. 1944
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry Dreyfuss
Accession Number:
1972-88-185
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq432a3e65b-8fda-450d-a7cf-7316bbc21034
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1972-88-185
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Handbag

Manufacturer:
Westclox, American, founded 1936  Search this
Medium:
Bakelite (TM), glass, metal
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 di. x 1.3 d cm (2 3/4 x 1/2 in.)
Type:
timepieces & measuring devices
Decorative Arts
watch
Object Name:
watch
Manufactured in:
La Salle, Illinois, USA
Date:
ca. 1933
Credit Line:
Gift of Max Pine and Lois Mander
Accession Number:
2008-9-14
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq40dc0b4a9-a0c2-49f9-84d1-fb025574fd5b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2008-9-14
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Moonbeam

Manufacturer:
Westclox, American, founded 1936  Search this
Medium:
Plastic housing
Dimensions:
H x W x D (without cord): 12.4 x 16.2 x 5.5 cm (4 7/8 x 6 3/8 x 2 3/16 in.)
Type:
timepieces & measuring devices
Decorative Arts
Clock
Object Name:
Clock
Manufactured in:
USA
Date:
1930–39
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. William Shopsin
Accession Number:
1991-143-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq430392790-ccb1-43b5-96ca-9b08c51e740c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1991-143-1
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Big Ben

Manufacturer:
Westclox, American, founded 1936  Search this
Designer:
Henry Dreyfuss, American, 1904–1972  Search this
Medium:
metal, glass, blued steel (hands), printed paper
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 13.5 x 12.6 x 6.1 cm (5 5/16 x 4 15/16 x 2 3/8in.)
Type:
timepieces & measuring devices
Decorative Arts
Clock
Object Name:
Clock
Manufactured in:
USA
Date:
1931
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of Neil Sellin
Accession Number:
1999-2-1
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4679409c0-14ce-47c6-9364-c2215c885bb6
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1999-2-1
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Handbag

Manufacturer:
Westclox, American, founded 1936  Search this
Designer:
George Blow, American, 1897 – 1960  Search this
Simon de Vaulchier, French, 1893 - 1971, active in New York  Search this
Medium:
Bakelite, metal, glass, paper
Dimensions:
Overall: 7 di. x 1.3 d cm (2 3/4 x 1/2 in.)
Type:
timepieces & measuring devices
Decorative Arts
Watch
Object Name:
Watch
Manufactured in:
La Salle, Illinois, USA
Date:
ca. 1933
Credit Line:
Gift of Max Pine and Lois Mander
Accession Number:
2008-9-13
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq462702934-3e9c-470e-8b25-f2767d93a951
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2008-9-13
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Westclox: Alarm Clocks

Designer:
Henry Dreyfuss, American, 1904–1972  Search this
Medium:
B&W Photograph
Type:
archive
Archive folder
Object Name:
Archive folder
Date:
ca. 1940
Credit Line:
Henry Dreyfuss Archive, gift of Various Donors
Accession Number:
Dreyfuss Industrial Design Client Work Folder 126
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Archives Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq48cce5cc3-6958-4e4b-95dc-0c5bd3f0a069
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_Dreyfuss_Industrial_Design_Client_Work__Folder_126

[Trade catalogs from General Time Instruments Corp.]

Company Name:
General Time Instruments Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Westclox ; Western Clock Co. ; General Time Corp. ; Seth Thomas Clock Co. ; Stromberg Time Corp. (New York, NY) ; Haydon Mfg. Co., Inc. (Torrington, CT)  Search this
Notes content:
Key-wound and electric alarm clocks ; electric wall clocks ; travel clocks ; decorator clocks ; watches ; payroll time recorders ; Haydon timing motors and devices ; Westclox Ben Franklin self starting electric time clock
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Color images
Physical description:
16 pieces; 3 boxes
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
La Salle, Illinois, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Clocks and watches (including clock-making and watch-making equipment)  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Office equipment and supplies  Search this
Topic:
Clocks and watches  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Office equipment and supplies industry  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_17022
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_17022

[Trade catalogs from General Time Corp.]

Variant company name:
Thomaston, CT  Search this
Company Name:
General Time Corp.  Search this
Related companies:
Haydon Mfg. Co., Inc. (subsidiary located in Forestville, CT) ; Haydon Switch & Instrument (H-S-I), Inc. (Waterbury, CT) ; Haydon Switch Co. (Waterbury, CT) ; A. W. Haydon Co. (Waterbury, CT) ; General Time Instruments Corp.(La Salle, IL) ; Seth Thomas Clock Corp. ; Western Clock Co. ; Westclox ; Talley Industries Company  Search this
Notes content:
Electric timing motors, timing devices, and clock movements.
Includes:
Trade catalog and price lists
Black and white images
Physical description:
28 pieces; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
Torrington, Connecticut, United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Clocks and watches (including clock-making and watch-making equipment)  Search this
Electrical apparatus and equipment  Search this
Topic:
Clocks and watches  Search this
Electric apparatus and appliances  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_20038
Location:
Trade Literature at the American History Museum Library
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_20038

[Trade catalogs from American Watch & Clock Mfg. Industry]

Company Name:
American Watch & Clock Mfg. Industry  Search this
Related companies:
George W. Borg Corp., Borg Products Div. (Delavan, WI) ; Bulova Watch Co, Inc. (Flushing, NY) ; Chelsea Clock Co. (Chelsea, MA) ; Elgin National Watch Co. (Elgin, IL) ; General Electric Co., Clock & Timer Dept. (Ashland, MA) ; William L. Gilbert Clock Corp. (Winsted, CT) ; Hamilton Watch Co. (Lancaster, PA) ; Herschede Hall Clock Co. & Revere Clocks (Cincinnati, OH) ; E. Ingraham Co. (Bristol, CT) ; Lux Clock Mfg. Co. (Waterbury, CT) ; New Haven Clock & Watch Co. (New Haven, CT) ; M. H. Rhodes, Inc. (Hartford, CT) ; Sessions Clock Co. (Forestville, CT) ; Seth Thomas Clocks, Div. of General Time Corp. (Thomaston, CT) ; United States Time Corp. (Waterbury, CT) ; Waltham Watch Co. (Waltham, MA) ; Westclox, Div. of General Time Corp. (La Salle, IL)  Search this
Notes content:
clocks ; watches
Includes:
Trade catalog and samples
Black and white images
Types of samples:
miniature screw
Physical description:
1 piece; 1 box
Language:
English
Type of material:
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Place:
United States
Date:
1900s
Topic (Romaine term):
Clocks and watches (including clock-making and watch-making equipment)  Search this
Topic:
Clocks and watches  Search this
Record ID:
SILNMAHTL_44630
Collection:
Smithsonian Libraries Trade Literature Collections
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILNMAHTL_44630

print

Associated institution:
Westclox Factory  Search this
Object Name:
Print
Other Terms:
Print; Photograph
ID Number:
1986.0149.06
Accession number:
1986.0149
1986.0149
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Work and Industry: Heavy Machinery
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-9550-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_849647

print

Associated institution:
Westclox Factory  Search this
Object Name:
Print
Other Terms:
Print; Photograph
ID Number:
1986.0149.07
Accession number:
1986.0149
1986.0149
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Work and Industry: Heavy Machinery
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-986d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_849648

Westclox Big Ben Deluxe Alarm Clock

Maker:
Western Clock Co.  Search this
Physical Description:
metal (case material)
Measurements:
overall: 5 3/4 in x 5 3/4 in x 3 in; 14.605 cm x 14.605 cm x 7.62 cm
Object Name:
Clock
Other Terms:
Clock; Mechanical, Spring-Driven
Date made:
1927-1932
Credit Line:
Gift of Betty Meggers
ID Number:
ME.334812
Catalog number:
334812
Accession number:
314637
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-76b4-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_850384

clock

Maker:
Westclox  Search this
Object Name:
Clock
ID Number:
ME.328677
Catalog number:
328677
Accession number:
274177
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-b332-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_856834

clock

Maker:
Westclox  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 4 1/4 in x 4 3/8 in x 3 1/8 in; 10.795 cm x 11.1125 cm x 7.9375 cm
Object Name:
Clock
Other Terms:
Clock; Mechanical
Credit Line:
Dr. Jacob Rabinow
ID Number:
ME.328676
Catalog number:
328676
Accession number:
274177
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-b336-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_856838

alarm clock, Westclox

Object Name:
alarm clock
clock
ID Number:
1984.0416.593
Accession number:
1984.0416
Catalog number:
1984.0416.593
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-2baf-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1394948

electric clock, Westclox

Object Name:
table clock
clock
ID Number:
1984.0416.599
Accession number:
1984.0416
Catalog number:
1984.0416.599
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-2bb6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1394962

Watch Movement, Westclox

Physical Description:
metal (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in; x .9525 cm x 4.445 cm
Object Name:
watch movement
Credit Line:
Gift of Robert G. Rolfe
ID Number:
2013.0205.02
Catalog number:
2013.0205.02
Accession number:
2013.0205
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-e0c0-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1449678

Travalarm Clock

Maker:
Westclox  Search this
Physical Description:
plastic; metal (overall material)
black (overall color)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 3/4 in; 8.89 cm x 6.985 cm x 4.445 cm
Object Name:
clock
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1950's
ID Number:
2013.0020.053
Catalog number:
2013.0020.053
Accession number:
2013.0020
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-edd8-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1451239

clock, mechanical, alarm, westclox

Measurements:
average spatial: 6 cm x 10.5 cm; x 2 3/8 in x 4 1/8 in
Object Name:
Clock, Mechanical, Alarm, Westclox
Credit Line:
Pressley Davis
ID Number:
1991.0836.02
Catalog number:
1991.0836.02
Accession number:
1991.0836
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Work and Industry: Mechanisms
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-89aa-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1114733

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