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    Saying Goodbye to a Few Westclox Alarm Clocks...

    I am about to say good bye to a few of my vintage Westclox alarm clocks

    I was reading up on Westclox after finding a 1939 Big Ben and I came across info that while a lot of the old Westclox plant in Peru Illinois burned down, there was a non profit Westclox museum based in one of the surviving buildings.

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    I saw they were looking for donations and I contacted them to donate a few of my Westclox clocks.

    So here is the last pic of them before I send them out tomorrow.

    I spend most of my childhood summers at my maternal grandparents house and they always used Westclox windup clocks for telling time in the bedrooms. They used electric clocks everywhere else in the house but the bedrooms. So I am used to seeing these oldies.
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    I use one of these to get up every day. No batteries to go dead, no power to go out , and an alarm that is so strong it wakes you up fully head to toe upon hearing it. Nice gesture!

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    A great gesture, loads of people would be able to get use from them.

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    Great gesture!

    I love wind up alarm clocks. The one I use (when I remember!) is a travel alarm from Bulova.

    Ironically, the one in the middle of your photo is one I've been wanting for a while. I hope the museum gets good use out of it.
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    That is awful thought of you to do that for them. Those are nice. I was looking at one like that one in the center and a Black one that is almost like it a while back. They are pretty neat.
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    Re: Saying Goodbye to a Few Westclox Alarm Clocks...

    Quote Originally Posted by ManOnTime View Post
    Great gesture!

    I love wind up alarm clocks. The one I use (when I remember!) is a travel alarm from Bulova.

    Ironically, the one in the middle of your photo is one I've been wanting for a while. I hope the museum gets good use out of it.

    Thanks. I actually paid $3.00 for that one (called Style 5 Chime Alarm and made from 1939 to 1949 with time off for the War) last week at a thrift store. I was looking it up and found the museum. It is a very nice condition specimen that keeps great time but in the end i actually really did not need it. and decided to include it in the donation as it would gather dust with the other clocks.
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    Re: Saying Goodbye to a Few Westclox Alarm Clocks...

    Well that's pretty bitter sweet and very generous of you.

    I've always loved my Big Bens. Used them mostly just as timekeepers and not for their alarms since they sound like a railroad crossing bell when activated and can scare the daylights out of you first thing in the morning.
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