Manual Ringing Telephone Telephone exchange

Manual telephone exchange

Manual desktop telephone exchange with wooden casing, a dial and a Bakelite handset. Manual exchanges were in use from the second half of the 19th century. In Slovenia, the last manual telephone exchange with eight connections ceased operating in September 1987.
Two magneto telephones are connected to the exchange.
The exchange is part of the collection of Museum of Post & Telecommunications.

Sound: Operation of a manual telephone exchange and the ringing of a magneto telephone

Sound level: 59 dB

Sound recordist: Dušan Oblak
Photographer: Veronika Štampfl
Video recordist: Barbara Grilc


4.7 MB
24 s
2 (Stereo)
Sample rate:
Bit rate:
Bit depth:
48 kHz
1536 kb/s
16 bit
59 dB

Recorded on April 17, 2014
Museum of Post and Telecommunications
Polhov Gradec, SLOVENIA
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