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This is a gorgeous early 1900's quarter-sawed oak picture frame front single box/hand crank telephone. It was made by the Kellogg Switchboard & Supply Co. of Chicago, Illinois. It is a standard bridging telephone, #2602. It has a cathedral style top. It has a Kellogg transmitter on the front, #717974-L. The back of it is marked "Chicago, USA PAT'D NOV 26, 1901". The bakelite receiver is marked "PAT IN USA DEC 4 1900~MAR 25 1901~MAY 20 1913~JUNE 3 1913". The hook switch inside is marked "PAT'D JULY 15, 1902". The phone has a heavy duty 5 bar magneto generator which is marked "Kellogg Chicago, USA". That size was used for farm lines/rural areas. The front of the cabinet has a pedestal with a catch for a pencil where the owner could write down messages.

Below the generator the phone stored two dry cell batteries. Someone has installed a 1953 Philco Transitone 5 tube AM radio chassis (53-563) inside where those batteries would sit.

It weighs 26lbs 11oz (12.11 kg). The cabinet measures approximately 9 1/8" (23.2 cm) wide (not including the crank lever/hook switch) & it is 25" (63.5 cm) tall.

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  1. walksoftly walksoftly, 2 years ago
    That is a beautiful phone, such craftsmanship went into them.
  2. Moonstonelover21 Moonstonelover21, 2 years ago
    Beautiful phone :))
  3. ttomtucker ttomtucker, 2 years ago
    Nice looking wall telephone, so many of these phones had radio's added during the 1950's and 1960's. Your Kellogg wall phone first appeared in a 1905 Kellogg catalog.
  4. Darseth Darseth, 5 months ago
    I just in inherited a phone of nearly the exact same model, this one has a patent date of 1905. From the pictures I see a few differences, but that seems to be in part to the Philco Transitone. It lacks the batteries though. Did you restore your phone yourself? If so, any tips or things I should be cautionary about?
  5. CollectiblesUnlimited CollectiblesUnlimited, 4 months ago
    @Darseth I am sorry for my late reply. All I did was clean the phone. It was in that condition when I bought it.

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