Old Antique KELLOGG Chicago, IL Hand Crank Wooden Oak WALL TELEPHONE Pat. 1901
Presented for your consideration is this neat antique oak wall telephone. The telephone is a Kellogg telephone with an adjustable talking arm and two bells on the front. Arm is metal with a black bakelite mouth piece against a metal back plate. Plate is marked with "Kellogg" on the front and "Kellogg Chicago U.S.A. Pat. Nov. 26, 1901" on the back. The front of the phone is completed with a notepad podium. Underneath the podium the number 2564 is carved into the wood. Interior of the phone houses the mechanisms, including the original batteries. Mechanism is marked with "Kellogg Chicago U.S.A." The mechanisms look to be original. Telephone mechanisms are housed in an oak case with a receiver hook on the side. Receiver is made of bakelite and is marked with "Kellogg Switchboard and Supply Co. Chicago." This neat telephone would make a great addition to any antique telephone or general antique collection!
Phone is untested, therefore we are unsure if it is in working condition or not. Wires to the receiver have been clipped. Arm is loose and needs tightening and the podium is split in half. Crank will turn but does not ring the bells. Some of the sheathing is missing from the wires. Light discoloration on the right edge of the exterior of the case and three drops of white paint are on the front of the telephone as well. Metal has some wear and darkening. Typical wear from age and use. Overall in GOOD condition. Sold AS FOUND. Please refer to the photos for the best details.
Measures approximately 8 1/4" wide, 25" tall and 13 3/4" deep.