(As Western's 5302 used previous generation WE 302 internals.)
|At first glance, this set
looks like a Western Electric 500.
The chrome fingerwheel and the number card retainer identify the dial as a non-WE dial, such as an Automatic Electric or Kellogg dial -- but the fingerstop is in the position of a Western dial, not an AE dial.
|The bottom plate looks
like a WE 500 set stamping, but most of the standard mounting holes are
The markings are Kellogg. Steve Hartin informed us the top line decodes as follows:
5100 - model number
13 - color code for beige
BA - Straight line ringer
30 - no special features
M - metropolitan number plate
Roger Conklin recognized that the K.C. in the small box indicates it was put together at Kellogg's Kansas City rebuilding operation.
|The inside view shows
the familiar components from a K1000 "Redbar" set, including network,
113A coil, 225 capacitor, ringer, dial and dial wiring harness.
Dates on several internal components suggest it was assembled in 1963.
The housing has this logo:
|This detail shows the back of
the dial, which is clearly marked Kellogg. Since we know the
fingerstop on Kellogg dials is usually at the 6 o'clock position, we
can see that it has been mounted at an angle, so the fingerstop shows
up in the standard "Western" position.
Also note the fabricated lever to translate the motion of the cradle buttons to activate the plunger on the network assembly on the bottom plate of the set. I believe this is unique to this set.
look at the number ring shows that the letters and numbers are hot
stamped and not double injection molded, as on the Western sets.
I'm interested in learning more about this set, such as dates available and colors produced.
If you have one, or any relevant documentation, please contact me.