It is a sad morning when I must accept that my twenty-three (23) year old Westclox Bold II (22189) is no longer working properly. You see I bought it at a Woolworth in Lansing, Michigan in 1990 when I began law school. It presently sits on my desk with a rather loud, friendly humming noise. The noise never bothered me but some people comment on it. Anyway, thanks for a great, little electric clock.