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Offline Doug Rose

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Oxblood Kellogg Wall Phone
« on: April 02, 2015, 06:23:07 PM »
I found this on eBay last week in the wrong catergory, I just happened to be watching the seller. This has just been wiped of with Hiowards wax and the wax has not been removed. I let it sit overnight. This is much more a reddish-brown than the standard brown Kellogg. NO chips cracks or missing pieces with that great big thick Kellogg Cloth cord. Check it out with the Black SC in the pic for reference. I am very happy with this...Doug
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Re: Oxblood Kellogg Wall Phone
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2015, 07:55:14 PM »
Very nice find Doug!  I've never seen these earlier Kelloggs in any color other than brown and mottled brown.  Later on, the so-called Redbar series were made in several other colors.  I'll bet this phone was a special order of some sort.

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Re: Oxblood Kellogg Wall Phone
« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2015, 07:50:50 AM »
thanks Jon....I am really thrilled with it. I could never find a good one in black without damage and then I found this. This was just dirty from sitting on a shelf for 50+ years. I will post finished pictures today. ....Doug
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Re: Oxblood Kellogg Wall Phone
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2015, 09:58:20 AM »
Market is closed for Easter, so I have a free phone play day! Here is the finshed Kellogg, mounted in the Phone Room. Base is wood and might be an after market. Its is in really nice shape but I had to drill to mount it, either that or remove it and I like the looks of it on. Dark gloomy day in New England, so these are the best pics I could get....Doug
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Re: Oxblood Kellogg Wall Phone
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2015, 10:44:25 AM »
Is there a type number on it?

It has the biased ringer (116-G ?), so it should be a  9900-BAX.


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Re: Oxblood Kellogg Wall Phone
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2015, 03:28:02 PM »
Karl...I didn't find any, probably under the wood mount. I have it mounted now with the wood mount. I have reached out to the seller who is a long time collector to see if he has any ideas on the mount...Doug
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Re: Oxblood Kellogg Wall Phone
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2015, 03:35:26 PM »
Karl...I didn't find any, probably under the wood mount. I have it mounted now with the wood mount. I have reached out to the seller who is a long time collector to see if he has any ideas on the mount...Doug

That's ok. I am pretty sure it's 9900-BAX, which is on my wish list.  This is the 900-series wall mount, made concurrently to the 900, 925, 950 type (Pyramid & Ashtray) desk phones, ca. late 30s to late 40s.

I think the brown Bakelite versions were probably made about the same time they still made brown 1000-type Select-O-Phones. I believe I saw a brown 9900 about the same time I got my Kellogg PBX. Perhaps it was a 9917, the dial version.
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Re: Oxblood Kellogg Wall Phone
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2015, 01:50:54 PM »
Were the Kellogg 700, 900 & 925 made in any other colors?  I have only seen black until this oxblood color.
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Re: Oxblood Kellogg Wall Phone
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2015, 08:18:18 PM »
Cool phone!
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Re: Oxblood Kellogg Wall Phone
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2015, 01:54:54 AM »
Were the Kellogg 700, 900 & 925 made in any other colors?  I have only seen black until this oxblood color.
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I have a 700 in ivory which I am in the process of restoring from a horrific lamp phone conversion.  It is the only one I have ever seen other than black.

By the way, this oxblood color is very cool.  I missed this when it was originally posted.

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Re: Oxblood Kellogg Wall Phone
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2015, 06:53:26 AM »
I remember you posting the Ivory 700 years ago. I always thought it would look great with a Kellogg Brown handset. Keep us posted on your refurb. It is a really tough phone...Doug
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