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Object ID 000241

Object Name Kellogg Phone

Object Desc Kellogg hand-crank phone model 20163.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000194

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Telecommunication


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords telephone,Kellogg,phone,wall phone,

Title Kellogg Phone

Description Hand-crank telephone by Kellogg. Model 20163. Oak case with two metal bells and metal receiver. Reciever stamped on front with "Kellogg" and back with "Kellogg Chicago, U.S.A. Pat'd. Nov 26 1901". Earpiece stamped with "Leigh Electric Co., Genoa Ill." Wooden shelf for notes below receiver. Inside front cover is number 20163 and a paper schematic for wiring instructions.


Approx Collection Date

Height 17

Length 0

Width 13

Depth 12

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details All measurements are including the wall mount, shelf and extremitites.

Quantity 1

Material wood; metal


Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Kellogg

Maker Details The Kellogg Switchboard and Supply Company was founded in 1897 by Milo G. Kellogg after Alexander Graham Bell's telephone patents expired in 1893 and 1894. Primarily a manufacturer of equipment for independent telephone companies, Kellogg was known for its superior switchboard technology and beautifully designed Art Deco phones of the 1930s and '40s. The company competed with Western Electric and the Bell System before being absorbed into ITT in 1951.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY194



Date JAN 23,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Some corrosion on metal parts. Still works, rings when crank is turned.