Fun Fact August 21, 2020.
21 August 2020
Most of us hate these devices. The alarm clock. The first American alarm clock was created in 1787 by Levi Hutchins in Concord, New Hampshire. This device he made only for himself however, and it only rang at 4 AM, in order to wake him for his job. The French inventor Antoine Redier was the first to patent an adjustable mechanical alarm clock, in 1847. Like most other consumer goods, production of alarm clocks stopped during World War II, but were one of the first things to begin being produced prior to the war ending. The reason there was a priority put on making new alarm clocks was that there was a critical shortage and the ones in service were failing, causing workers to be late or completely miss critical work shifts for the war effort. The first radio alarm clock was invented by James F. Reynolds, in the 1940s.