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Offline Brinybay

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What wood phone is this?
« on: January 11, 2013, 12:01:36 AM »
Apparently there's no markings on it saying who the manufacturer is.
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Re: What wood phone is this?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 12:12:44 AM »
An upside-down shelf?  Someone has messed with it.

Looks like a Kellogg, based on the shape of the base of the transmitter arm and other looks of the cabinet.
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Re: What wood phone is this?
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 12:14:12 AM »
Looks like someone has also put a radio in it.  Next best thing to a lamp!
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Re: What wood phone is this?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2013, 01:30:55 AM »
I was thinking "Kludge" myself though it may not be too messed with. The shelf is the 21st century "pen, pencil & paper" catch all shelf! Telephone version of the automobile cup holder!

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Re: What wood phone is this?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2013, 08:56:37 AM »
That's what I thought too, it was upside down.  At first I thought they just had the pic upside down, but when I flipped it, it still didn't look right.  The wood looks too "new" and I wondered what those round things were on the side.  A radio phone atrocity!  It's at the Tacoma Goodwill, about an hour from me. I'll pass, unless maybe there's some parts worth salvaging, but I have no idea.
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Re: What wood phone is this?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2013, 08:30:50 PM »
Looks to me like an independent telco offering that was cobbled together with some Kellogg parts, then refinished and made into a radio.  Probably worth less than the sum of its parts
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Re: What wood phone is this?
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2013, 08:32:39 PM »
I do like those hex nuts on the bells though!!!
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Re: What wood phone is this?
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2013, 08:35:20 PM »
Looking at the first picture it has become obvious that it is a left handed crank phone with the handset on the right and a roof over the whole thing in case of rain.

Terry