Kellogg - Model 44
Kellogg - Model 44
Fully refurbished original Kellogg model 44 candlestick with dial.
The Restoration Process
Dial – Dial has been fully disassembled, cleaned, lubed and timed to ensure years of trouble free service. The outer edge of the dial has been given a nickel plated band to match the telephone. The number plate has been cleaned and a perfectly matching overlay has been applied. The finger wheel and dial card ring have been freshly powder coated. A brand new die cut dial card and acetate cover has been added as well.
Cords – The phone has been outfitted with brand new cloth covered brown cords that are made in house on the same type of equipment originally used by the phone companies. They look amazing. The line cord has a modular connection to facilitate a modern connection to your wall jack.
Shell – The shell has been professionally powder coated in a semi gloss black finish. The Bakelite sleeve has been lovingly buff back to a beautiful shine. Please note, its worn brown appearance. This is indicative of the age of the phone.
Receiver & Mouthpiece – The original bakelite receiver & mouthpiece have been ultrasonically cleaned to get all embedded debris out. They are then sanded through a 4 step process (400, 800, 1000, 2000 grit) and buffed back to its beautiful original shine. These bakelite pieces are close to 100 years old and look absolutely beautiful.
Network - Like all original Candlestick phones, the Kellogg Model 44 would have required a subset containing the ringer, coil and capacitor. This particular unit is a high quality reproduction that has been upgraded with a modern miniature network that is embedded in the transmitter cup. Not only does this upgrade facilitate connection to modern telephone lines, it also contains a ringer to notify you of incoming calls.
Base – The base has been sand blasted and sealed with a clear coat to prevent rusting.