1901 Kellogg 5 Bar Generator Crank Telephone Oak Wall

we have today this 1901 Kellogg 5 Bar Generator Crank Telephone . Reads "Kellogg Chicago USA Pat'd. November 26, 1901" All internal components appear to be present and in good working order. T are a couple of lose wires that need to be reconnected or replaced that appear to be for the mouth piece. When you turn the crank the bells ring. It appears that t may have been a Kellogg switchboard component added May 28, 1926 in the lower portion of the oak compartment. Pat'd date of that part was January 21, 1908. I think it is a condenser of some kind. Although not completely legible the original paper schematic is still present on the inside of the door. The bakelite earpiece has only use wear with no chips or cracks, the cord is original and appears to be frayed a little. The bakelite mouthpiece is in excellent antique condition with no chips or cracks. The numbers 2816 are stamped on the lower part of the oak cabinet. The tongue and grooved oak cabinet is in VERY good condition. The only damage I see is a tiny nick on the right side of the "message ledge" and missing section of wood on the top back of the cabinet as seen in the pics that is not visible from the front of the phone. The "push to talk" button functions properly. Please ask questions as we are NOT experts on these old telephones.


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