Kellogg Telephones

This is by no means complete or comprehensive, but will serve to give collectors an idea of Kellogg's range and help in identification. The key characteristic in identifying a Kellogg phone is the transmitter arm mount, as shown on the previous page. The model numbers given here are simply an indicator of a common model from each series - the phones were produced in a wide range of configurations, each with its own number.

 

 

Two box magneto wall phone, late 1890s, model number unknown

 

 

 

 

 

Two box magneto wall phone, late 1890s, wide battery box for "long distance" use. Model number unknown.

 

 

 

 

Early phones were often built into elaborate tables to improve their appearance. Early 1900s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2485 Wall phone. 1911. Note the Cathedral Top and Picture Frame Front.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2536 with later carbon disk lightning arrestor. About 1915.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2467 "Hotel Phone"

 

 

 

 

 

 

2481 "Bridging" party line phone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No 1 Microtelephone, the first GrabAPhone. 1905.

 

 

 

 

 

No. 22 Flexiphone, basically a cutdown cadlestick phone mounted on a swivel arm.

 

 

 

 

No 64 Candlestick (Desk Stand). Made from nickel-plated brass.

 

 

 

 

 

No 18 Adjustaphone

 

 

 

 

No 340 CB Wall phone

 

 

 

 

 

 

No 377 CB Wall phone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

No 428 CB wall phone, shorter case. Later versions were designated F730

 

 

 

 

 

2812 magneto wall phone. The Cathedral Top has gone, and the terminals moved inside the case. The lightning arrestor is now on the side of the case.

 

 

 

 

No 186 steel-cased CB "Hotel Phone"

 

 

 

F2809 magneto wall phone. By now all the decoration has been discontinued, giving a plain box case. The transmitter arm has been done away with and the writing slope set at a steeper angle. Metal parts are finished in black enamel. An intermediate model, the F2884, had a short stamped transmitter arm and the older almost horizontal shelf. About 1916.

 

 

 

 

 

 

F1809 magneto wall phone

 

 

 

F1809 Grabaphone model. Kellogg called all their handset phones :Grabaphones".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F9 candlestick. Most metal parts are now black enamelled steel.

 

 

 

F111 magneto GrabAPhone, now with Kellogg's receiver, base and cradle.

The CB equivalent was F115.

 

 

 

 

110 desk phone withGrabAPhone handset

 

 

 

F2827 extension GrabAPhone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

F729 CB Residence phone in oak.

 

 

 

 

F729 in steel

 

 

 

 

 

F801 CB wall phone with enclosed bells. Steel case.

 

 

 

 

F803 Steel-cased automatic phone.

 

 

 

 

 

600 candlestick. By now (1926) all metal parts are black enamelled, and the bells are enclosed in the steel bell box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

F301 automatic candlestick. About 1933.

 

 

 

 

 

F135 automatic GrabAPhone

 

 

 

730 Masterphone based on a cutdown candlestick base. 1930s.

 

 

 

 

F817 steel wall phone

 

 

 

 

 

Masterphone 700A. Kelloggs first bakelite telephone. 1930.

 

 

 

 

 

3809 Masterphone wallset, a bellset with the coil and bakelite handset added on.

 

 

 

900A Masterphone . 1933.

 

 

 

 

 

F925 auto Masterphone, 1935.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wall Masterphone

 

 

 

 

 

 

F9830 side mounting Masterphone (Spacesaver)

 

 

 

 

 

 

F9827 extension Masterfone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K1000 "Redbar" desk phone. 1947.

 

 

 

 

K1000 with magneto box built on under phone.

 

 

 

 

 

F9900 wall phone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K500 Western Electric-style desk phone. 1954.

 

 

 

 

 

Wallphone equivalent. 1956.

 

 

 

 



 

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