A 1908 candlestick telephone by Kellogg Switchboard & Supply Company. This early model upright phone features a nickel-plated brass body with a bakelite shaft. During the time of manufacture, Kellogg was the largest competitor to The Bell Telephone Company and one of four companies that supplied telephone equipment within the United States. This particular model phone was a large success for Kellogg and was supplied worldwide to the numerous telephone companies that were formed in the early 20th century after the expiration of Alexander Graham Bell's contracts. Marked "Kellogg" on the front of the transmitter and stamped with three patent dates--Nov. 26,1901; March 19, 1907; and April 14, 1908--on the backside of the transmitter.
Measurements: 7"W x 11.5"H x 5"D
Condition: Good. One crack down shaft as pictured. Mouthpiece and line cord missing. Untested.