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A Walk Around the Old Westclox Factory, Peru, Illinois

September 23, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
A Walk Around the Old Westclox Factory, Peru, Illinois

On Sunday, August 26, my wife Kimberly and I stopped at the old Westclox factory at Peru, Illinois on our way back from my nephew’s wedding in Wisconsin. The old factory is a huge place, 665,000 square feet on 16 acres of land. Across the street is the 57,000 square foot administration or office building. […]

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Last updated November 27, 2009

Historical Pricing of Windup Big Ben and Baby Ben Alarm Clocks

June 14, 2007 | By | 1 Reply More
Historical Pricing of Windup Big Ben and Baby Ben Alarm Clocks

Below are shown some original retail prices of Westclox Big Ben and Baby Ben alarm clocks. Shown in parenthesis are the equivalent prices in 2007 dollars, using the Federal Reserve Bank of Minnesota online calculator. 1930 Montgomery Ward and Co. Catalog: Big Ben and Baby Ben leg model plain: $3.25 ($39.99) Big Ben and Baby […]

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Last updated November 28, 2009