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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:11 pm    Post subject: Info about a Westclox item Reply with quote

About 1980 my Grandfather gave me a beautiful clock from Westclox. I have never seen another like it. It is about 3in. in diameter with a black metal casing. It has a glass domed face and the earth on the face with a 1/4 moon hour hand, and a star minute hand. The background is just space and stars. Does anyone know what it is called? Was it supposed to have a second hand? It does tick, but dosn't keep time, but I love it and would so appreciate any information on this clock. My Grandfather died in a fire not long after he gave me this and any and all information on this clock and getting it repaired, I would so appreciate!! Thank you so much,

Your clock is a time only clock that is named the "Table Clock Paperweight" by Westclox. The plastic ring around the outside tends to shrink over the years and cracks or turns brittle. A few different models were made. One that I have with the box has blue and silver colors. It is model No. 690. Your clock was most likely made in the 1930's.
The clock does NOT have a second hand and is NOT an alarm clock.

I have a clock too exactly as you described. I found mine to be patented by George Blow in 1935 with a patent #98049, at www.uspto.com.

To find this pattent go to:
http://patft.uspto.gov/netahtml/srchnum.htm

and search on "D98,049" (no quotes)

George W. Blow was an industrial architect and grandson of the founder of Western Clock Company (later Westclox®) F.W. Matthiessen. He was also on the Board of Directors before the company was sold to Talley Industries.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2004 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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