1920 Approximate
Candlestick Kellogg Telephone. Material: metal, textile. Size: 5 1/2" diameter base x 12" H. Description: black glossy paint over brass and other metals; candlestick shaped shaft set on circular base; mouthpiece at top stamped: Pat'd Nov. 26, 1901., March 19, 1907, April 14, 1908 on back and Kellogg on front; earpiece and cradle extend from one side, earpiece stamped: Kellogg S. & S. Co. Chicago U.S.A., cradle stamped: Patent Pending; cloth covered cords extend from opening in base to connect to wall box and from earpiece to base.
This phone was used in the Carl and Ella Weckwerth residence in New Richland. The Kellogg Switchboard and Supply Company, founded in 1897 by Milo G. Kellogg after Bell's patent had expired, primarily manufactured equipment for independent telephone companies that competed with the Bell System. The company was eventually absorbed into ITT.