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Offline jjflory

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New Purchase...Kellogg Cathedral Wood Wall Phone
« on: November 30, 2015, 03:55:40 PM »
I bought this phone this weekend. It looks like a Kellogg Cathedral, has Kellogg Trasnmmitter, but has 4 bar Nickel Plated C&H Magneto.

Did Kellogg use C&H Magneto's or have it been Franken-Phoned? 

Any help would be great.

Thanks,

Jeff

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Re: New Purchase...Kellogg Cathedral Wood Wall Phone
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2015, 06:09:36 PM »
A lot of these early phones were shop-built, or modified by the smaller independent telcos.  They used components from a variety of companies. 
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Re: New Purchase...Kellogg Cathedral Wood Wall Phone
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2015, 06:16:43 PM »
Are the magnets engraved with the HC, or are they just covers like these?

HC covers
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Re: New Purchase...Kellogg Cathedral Wood Wall Phone
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2015, 06:34:43 PM »
I think early Kellogg sets used Holtzer Cabot magnetos

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Re: New Purchase...Kellogg Cathedral Wood Wall Phone
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2015, 07:35:08 PM »
They are stamped HC. They are just like the HC Magneto in my B-R Electric Wall Phone.

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Jeff

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Re: New Purchase...Kellogg Cathedral Wood Wall Phone
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2015, 11:42:37 PM »
Check for extra mounting holes on the board the magneto sits on.. If there are some it could indicate the magneto was changed out,
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Re: New Purchase...Kellogg Cathedral Wood Wall Phone
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2015, 12:53:24 PM »
Thanks for the thought. I did and there are no other holes, and the board is original to the case.

Glad to have Cassic Rotart Phone Forum and some really smart folks

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Re: New Purchase...Kellogg Cathedral Wood Wall Phone
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2015, 07:44:30 PM »
Are the magnets engraved with the HC, or are they just covers like these?

HC covers

I think you hit it in the head, Dave. Tried zooming in but the picture is not very good so I could not be absolutely sure but I think I see the edges on the back.
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Offline jjflory

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Re: New Purchase...Kellogg Cathedral Wood Wall Phone
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2015, 08:05:41 PM »
There are actually two holes on the back mount and one on the front. So it must be a replacement magneto.

I have a Kellogg Ringer Box and it has the correct magneto so I now know what I need.

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Jeff

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Re: New Purchase...Kellogg Cathedral Wood Wall Phone
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2015, 12:27:08 PM »
In the picture below you can see they are not covers...So an original H/C Magneto.

Also included a Before & After of the Wood Case of the Kellogg Cathedral.

Two coats of Minwax Golden Oak & two coats of Minwax Poly Satin. Used 600 wet sandpaper between coats.

I think two more coats will be perfect.

Thoughts?

Jeff

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Re: New Purchase...Kellogg Cathedral Wood Wall Phone
« Reply #10 on: December 25, 2015, 01:26:52 PM »
Looks great. I did mine with just the Honey Oak stain, and two coats of semi gloss clear coat.
Those wooden wall phones clean up exceptionally well.

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