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Offline Dave Beck

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kellogg 1040 phone. can it be converted to a dial?
« on: February 17, 2014, 11:19:53 AM »
I just purchased this phone and was wondering if I could add a dial to it, and if so, which dial is correct for the phone?

I like the shape of the handset it is very round looking and smooth.


e-bay item number 201016289526

http://www.ebay.com/itm/201016289526?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

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Re: kellogg 1040 phone. can it be converted to a dial?
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2014, 11:32:08 AM »
1040's are for magneto (local battery) service.  Do you have a picture of the inside?  Might need to switch out the condensor and coil, but those are easy to find.  Will also need a ringer.  The hard part was finding a shell that isn't cracked, which you have done.  Looks nice.
Dave

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Re: kellogg 1040 phone. can it be converted to a dial?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2014, 11:37:28 AM »
Here's what should be with the phone.  Looks like the Seller split the box away from the phone to maximize his profits.  After looking at the bottom of your phone again, there are screws missing, so I wonder if there is anything at all on the insde.

http://tinyurl.com/lwyh5yv
« Last Edit: February 17, 2014, 01:40:18 PM by wds »
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Re: kellogg 1040 phone. can it be converted to a dial?
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2014, 11:56:38 AM »
Kellogg started making dials again about the time the K1000 series was introduced. So you could look for a Kellogg dial or an AE will also work. Seller could have shown the inside of phone so you would know what you were not getting. In any case, the induction coils and condensers are plentiful; they plug in like radio tubes. Straight line ringers and Kellogg dials are somewhat more difficult to find.
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Re: kellogg 1040 phone. can it be converted to a dial?
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2014, 12:34:45 PM »
I guess you may use it as cb signalling, lb talking just by adding a dial.  2 aa batteries will last for more than one year!

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Re: kellogg 1040 phone. can it be converted to a dial?
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2014, 03:09:25 PM »
I contacted the seller and got the transaction cancelled. I need to check here before another impulse buy!!!
Glad I got out of this one.
Dave

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Re: kellogg 1040 phone. can it be converted to a dial?
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2014, 03:33:25 PM »
I'm glad you were able to get out of the purchase.  That was too much money for a "dummy" phone.  If you like metal phones, here's a metal 1000.

http://tinyurl.com/ko2wqjh

I wouldn't go much higher than the $49, but it looks like it should polish up nice.  It might have a harmonic ringer, so i would ask the seller for a picture of the inside.
Dave

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Re: kellogg 1040 phone. can it be converted to a dial?
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2014, 05:30:25 PM »
I'm glad you were able to get out of the purchase.  That was too much money for a "dummy" phone.  If you like metal phones, here's a metal 1000.

http://tinyurl.com/ko2wqjh

I wouldn't go much higher than the $49, but it looks like it should polish up nice.  It might have a harmonic ringer, so i would ask the seller for a picture of the inside.

Metal 1000s are far less common than bakelite ones, but at least they don't break like the bakelite version.
 
The "HB3" on the bottom indicates that it was shipped with a harmonic ringer.  SL ringers for these are not easy to find, but there is enough room to accommodate an M1A or other small ringer.  You just need to come up with a clever way to mount it.

Larry