Go back in time to 1938, and take an historic, behind-the scenes look at Westclox, and the production of all manner of clocks -- from wind-up table clocks and alarm clocks. Located in LaSalle, Illinois, Westclox employed thousands of area residents, who produced clocks for a huge domestic market -- one valued at $40 million in 1938, as well as markets worldwide.
The film, "The People's Friend," captures the pride and ability of Westclox workers, and innovations and scope of the company, and the quality and extensive variety of the timepieces produced by Westclox in one small, Illinois town.
Please click on the video player below. If you have a slow internet connection, it may take a few minutes to load the video fully.
You can checkout a copy of "The People's Friend" on DVD from the Library.
Do you or family and friends have memories of Westclox? Help us gather these stories here.