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Westclox “Dunbar” Electric Wall Clock, Made in April 1941

December 18, 2015 | By | 1 Reply More
Westclox “Dunbar” Electric Wall Clock, Made in April 1941

Here’s a Westclox “Dunbar” electric wall clock I repaired. The dial is paper on a metal plate, covered by a glass lens, and the case is white plastic with a metal back. This clock uses the Westclox designed M2 self-starting synchronous motor. The red dot on the dial is the power outage indicator. The indicator […]

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Last updated December 16, 2015

Bushing the Westclox Big Ben Chime Alarm Clock Movement

November 18, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bushing the Westclox Big Ben Chime Alarm Clock Movement

The Big Ben Chime alarm was introduced in 1931, and made until 1956. (A new Chime Alarm movement with single key wind and one mainspring for time and alarm was introduced in 1956 for the Clock Of Tomorrow. A later Chime Alarm movement was used in some style 8 Big Ben alarm clocks.) The Big […]

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Last updated November 16, 2014

Bushing the Westclox Baby Ben Alarm Clock Movement

November 17, 2014 | By | 1 Reply More
Bushing the Westclox Baby Ben Alarm Clock Movement

I once read an article that said “I’ve never seen a Baby Ben movement with enough wear to need bushings.” I have seen many that needed bushings! Any clock that has run for years is bound to have some pivot hole wear. Most Westclox pivots are polished, hard steel wire. The third through fifth (escape) […]

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Last updated May 2, 2017

Bushing Big Ben Alarm Clocks

June 20, 2014 | By | Reply More
Bushing Big Ben Alarm Clocks

Part of the repair process includes bushing worn pivot holes. There are 2 popular friction bushing system sizes: KWM and Bergeon. I recommend KWM-sized bushings for all clocks including Big Ben alarm clocks. Bergeon bushings are a poor choice in most cases, as they require an overly large hole to reamed. This looks bad and […]

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Last updated November 16, 2014

Two More Reproduction Baby Ben Dials Available: Style 2 and Style 4

October 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Two More Reproduction Baby Ben Dials Available: Style 2 and Style 4

I just added 2 dials to my online dial catalog (I made these 2 dials some years ago but just realized I had a stash of them and hadn’t put them in the catalog). The first is the white Baby Ben DeLuxe dial for the nickel style 2 made from 1927 to 1930 (starting in […]

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Last updated November 19, 2014