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 Ben leg model luminous: $4.50 ($55.37)
  • Big Ben and Baby Ben base model (style 2) with gold non-luminous dial: $3.75 ($46.15)
  • Big Ben and Baby Ben base model (style 2) luminous gold dial: $5.00 ($61.53)

1939 Sears, Roebuck and Co. Catalog:

  • Big Ben Loud Alarm, plain: $2.75 ($40.66)
  • Big Ben Loud Alarm, luminous: $3.75 ($55.44)
  • Baby Ben, plain: $2.95 ($43.61)
  • Baby Ben, luminous: $3.95 ($58.40)
  • Big Ben Chime Alarm, plain: $3.50 ($51.74)
  • Big Ben Chime Alarm, luminous: $4.50 ($66.53)

1957 Sears, Roebuck and Co. Catalog:

  • Big Ben and Baby Ben, plain: $7.65 ($55.95)
  • Big Ben and Baby Ben, Luminous: $8.75 ($63.99)

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