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The Strowger Telecomms Page

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Welcome to the Strowger Telecomms Page !

Until the 1990's, much of the telecomms infrastructre of the UK still relied on electromechanical switching, based on principles invented by Almon B. Strowger. Old Strowger exchanges were something to see, touch and hear - nowadays, modern exchanges are just anonymous silent blue cabinets. These pages celebrate clunky history !

  1. Manual Telephone Switching

  2. Automatic Telephone Switching

  3. Numbering Schemes

  4. Automatic Exchanges

  5. Michael's Working Strowger Unit
  6. Recordings of Strowger Sounds

Please note : These pages are static and no longer updated (last update 1998).
Please do not contact the owner/author regarding these pages.

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