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Offline Doug Rose

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Kellogg Select-O-Phone Working with a Surprise
« on: November 22, 2021, 02:02:41 PM »
I was always under the impression these would not work, BUT this works great. dials out rings and conversation is loud and clear. Select-o-phone dial and tiny ringer.

But the surprise is a push to talk button Party line button. This makes a cool display phone. Just surprised it works

Phone is metal and just displays wonderfully with the red bar and the push to talk button...Doug
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Offline LarryInMichigan

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Re: Kellogg Select-O-Phone Working with a Surprise
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2021, 03:46:02 PM »
That is not a Select-O-Phone, but a 100 series.  The Select-O-Phone used some of the same parts, but the internal parts, including the dial and ringer, were almost all different, and they worked only on the Select-O-Phone system.

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Re: Kellogg Select-O-Phone Working with a Surprise
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2021, 04:03:06 PM »
thanks Larry, I know I had seen these crazy dials and ringers in a Select-o-phones...Doug
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Re: Kellogg Select-O-Phone Working with a Surprise
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Re: Kellogg Select-O-Phone Working with a Surprise
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2021, 04:07:32 PM »
A large percentage of these phones had frequency ringers, so that is probably why they are often found with jerry rigged ringers.

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Re: Kellogg Select-O-Phone Working with a Surprise
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2021, 03:19:59 AM »
What is the difference between that one, and a normal Red Bar?
Minus the ptt button...

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Re: Kellogg Select-O-Phone Working with a Surprise
« Reply #6 on: November 23, 2021, 07:33:54 AM »
Rod....I think that is the difference. I have never seen one of these dials working, I only saw them in Select-o-phones and that is what made me think it was one. I have seen these tiny ringers in Select-o-phones, but Larry made a good point of it being replacement for a frequency ringer.

When you press the lever it does move the red bar.

Phone is metal and heavy!...Doug
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Re: Kellogg Select-O-Phone Working with a Surprise
« Reply #7 on: November 23, 2021, 07:45:28 AM »
This is the one in my collection, it has a Kellogg AE style dial and as Larry stated, a frequency ringer....Doug
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Re: Kellogg Select-O-Phone Working with a Surprise
« Reply #8 on: November 23, 2021, 08:21:11 AM »
What is the difference between that one, and a normal Red Bar?
Minus the ptt button...

Almost everything about the Select-O-Phone is different than a normal telephone.  The circuit is much different, the ringer operates on DC, the dial works the opposite way, it is NO rather than NC, and the button is for ringing the phone being called.  Those phones work only on the Kellogg Select-O-Phone intercom system.  I bought one once thinking that I could use it on my home phone line, but I had to to buy a replacement wiring block, coil module, dial parts, and ringer from Steve Hilsz to make it usable.

Larry
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Re: Kellogg Select-O-Phone Working with a Surprise
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2021, 09:30:10 AM »
For those who haven’t spotted the slight difference in name, Select-O-phone are not same as the none affiliated Select-A-Phone.

Nicely explained by Jim here:
http://www.classicrotaryphones.com/forum/index.php?topic=1902
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Re: Kellogg Select-O-Phone Working with a Surprise
« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2021, 02:36:25 PM »
The Select-O-Phones that I've encountered were usually brown bakelite and had a doorbell button on the upper right area above the dial. Kellogg made dials of their own design (not AE) that worked normal.
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Re: Kellogg Select-O-Phone Working with a Surprise
« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2021, 02:50:57 PM »
The Select-O-Phones that I've encountered were usually brown bakelite and had a doorbell button on the upper right area above the dial. Kellogg made dials of their own design (not AE) that worked normal.
Howard...agreed....fist pic is an AE style Kellogg. Second is the dial found in Select-o-Phones....Doug
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Re: Kellogg Select-O-Phone Working with a Surprise
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2021, 04:20:01 PM »
The Select-O-Phones that I've encountered were usually brown bakelite and had a doorbell button on the upper right area above the dial. Kellogg made dials of their own design (not AE) that worked normal.

I have seen  them made from    gray  ITT/Kellogg 500 sets as well.
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Re: Kellogg Select-O-Phone Working with a Surprise
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2021, 04:22:54 PM »
Here is a thread about a Select-O-Phone that I bought a while back: forum link.

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Re: Kellogg Select-O-Phone Working with a Surprise
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2021, 04:29:08 PM »
I have seen  them made from    gray  ITT/Kellogg 500 sets as well.
Jim
I own one...Doug
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