Westclox Baby Ben - Braille Alarm Clock

Westclox Baby Ben - Braille Alarm Clock


As early as the mid 1930s the company started to modify some of the regular windup Baby Bens by leaving off the dial cover and adding metal hour markers that could be felt with the fingers. The quarter-hour markers were pointed cones; flat ‘nail heads’ were located at each five minute position.

Westclox called them BRAILLE alarm clocks, which were available for people with poor eyesight. Fingers could identify the position of the minute and hour hands and their positions relative to the hour markers. The exposed dials show the wear expected after years of use.

While not technically Braille, this tactile alarm clock is a practical piece which can still be used. In good working condition, this clock has a very quiet tick more so than standard Westclox Baby Bens, keeps time accurately and if it ever starts to slip, has an adjustment dial so you can adjust it easily.


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