Well.........

The lesson of the day is that you can not discount what you dig up.  In my case when we were at the ranch on the Llano river in October where the current owners are descendants of the owner from back in the early 1800s, I dug up what appeared to be an odd cap off of something.  It was plated and had the words Kellogg - Chicago USA and Pat'd Nov 26 1901.   I figured it was a part off of some farm or ranch equipment so I really did not look into it.  Debra Ashworth mentioned it at the November meeting but still I was not impressed......until now.   I pulled it out and did some research.  It is the back of the part that you speak into from a Kellogg Telephone Company hand crank telephone, the type where you hold the ear piece in one hand and the speaker is attached to the main part of the phone.  It is likely from either the candlestick model or the cathedral model.  I am attaching photos of these two models to show you how old this thing is.   I will bring it to the meeting for the Show and Tell table.

Gary Bunyard