An exhibition was held by the Telekom Museum Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, many old phones are displayed in the exhibtion hall, although the exhibition was end, but recently you still have chance to see it with your real eyes by visit to the Telekom Museum.
The above photo is showing an old telephone use in the colonial period, it is a magneto telephone, it was brought to the Perak state by British administrative staff. This old phone does not have any numbering button, the caller and receiver are only need to pick it up, listen and talk.
Workshop Photo 1 : Water Resistant Phone
Workshop Photo 2 : Morse Code Machine
MAGNETO TELEPHONE SYSTEM
The early telephones worked on the Magneto system. The telephone was wired to a central switchboard that would connect the caller to another telephone via cords.
The telephone microphone was powered by a local battery source and called the exchange switchboard by means of a hand generator. The switchboard would also call telephones by use of a hand generator. On finishing a call both users would crank their generators to signal to the exchange switchboard that they had hung up (this is known as ringing off).
On lines within the same building, the battery-ringing telephone is generally adopted, owing to its cheapness. On long lines it is necessary to introduce a relay to economise battery power, and in such circumstances the magneto-ringing telephone is generally preferred. It will be seen that the transmitter, the primary of the induction coil, and the speaking battery form a local circuit. This circuit may be closed either by a gravity switch or a microtelephone press key. With the telephone resting, the magneto bell in series with a condenser is connected across the lines via the contacts of a switch forming part of the magneto generator and a second switch forming a portion of the gravity switch. When the handle of the magneto generator is turned, the bell is disconnected and the generator is connected across the A and B wires. When the receiver or microtelephone is removed from its rest, the local speaking circuit is closed, the magneto bell disconnected from the line, and the receiver in series with the secondary winding of the induction coil is connected across the A and B wires. The method in which these circuit changes are effected in the types of telephone instrument used in a magneto system varies considerably, but the principle remains the same.
Source : A historical web site about UK Customer Telephone Apparatus & Systems
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pajaran (54967) 2011-08-14 22:45
Dobar tekst o starom telefonu i izlozbi ...
Imam star telefon, ima preko 50. godina i danas dobro radi.
Dobra ostrina snimka i prikaz teksta na starom telefonu, lepa fotografija.
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good article on the old phone and exhibitions ...
I have the old phone, there are over 50 years and still works well.
Good length and severity display text on an old phone, beautiful photos.
Good work with nice pictures at the workshop.
All the best in the new week that started.
Graal (100068) 2011-08-14 23:59
an interesting reportage about Your visit in Telecom Museum. Amazing old exhibits. Good 3 shots and presentation. Well noth with links.
Have a nice day.
Silvio1953 (130236) 2011-08-15 2:57
Ciao Ally, original composition with old phone, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jmdias (58902) 2011-08-15 2:59
interesting photo, I liked the way you framed the old telephone, the lines colors , shapes and phrases are well collected. nice job.
pally3100 (3413) 2011-08-15 3:46
belle présentation de cet objet devenu obsolète,chez nous comme chez vous amitiés Henri
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2011-08-15 6:05
it is really a nostalgic one. Like the capture from the museum. Great minimal effect you got from the old telephone and its reciever. A nice one with interesting note. Tfs.
humayun (2955) 2011-08-15 8:19
nice image and good pov........
dip (23844) 2011-08-15 10:49
good idea to take a close up shot of the old phone,
interesting details and good sharpness,
the two WS are also interesting,
thanks for sharing,
pierrefonds (60300) 2011-08-15 15:02
The tight frame is putting the telephone in evidence. the point of view is showing the details and colors of the telephone. There is a good contrast between the colors of the telephone. Have a nice day.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-08-16 6:06
Very efficience framing to this memory of the telephone with details well colected. Very pleasnat too with the yellow color which arise very well in the black.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2011-08-17 5:47
The "ancient" inventions make often a little smile, people of current time. It is a good idea, the photo and note are very interesting, as well as ws. Good realization of this "portrait". Bravo.
Hace a nice day
jafadabret (56501) 2011-08-17 7:57
C'est le genre d'appareil que j'ai connu enfant. La photo est bien cadrée et bien composée. L'ébonite reflète la lumière de belle manière. Les téléphones actuels n'ont pas grand chose de commun avec ces ancêtres.
danos (90257) 2011-08-19 0:28
nice the shot with the old telephone to be exhibited in the Telekom Museum in Malaysia.I like the close up view of the magnetic telephone that looks more cute as the modern ones.
lucasgalodoido (21378) 2011-08-19 17:23
very interesting capture of this very old telephone, and I like of the Black en yelow contrast. Great job, my friend.
abmdsudi (46784) 2011-08-20 8:56
Definately not Nokia!
A facinating shot for me and nice bit of nostalgia that brings back memories and history. Do you remember the days when this was the latest technology in telephones? I can remember how heavy the handset was when I was young. Good closeup clearly detailed and impressively crisp, the simplicity & the minimal colour palette make a well spotted and interesting image. The light here is so just right and the yellow label really jumps out and it stands out well from its surroundings. Simple, but an effective eye catching image. Well done great shot of the past, a picture of historical value. My compliments Ally! TFS, Congrats
adramad (40596) 2011-08-20 11:56
Magnificent foreground, this museum piece which we had already forgotten your image refreshes us in memory.
Sharp image with perfect lighting.
Have a nice weekend.
sacimar (26205) 2011-08-21 4:32
good composition, I like this close-up of the old telephone, good details, you had a great idea,
serp2000 (42048) 2011-08-21 21:18
I have got a similar telephone too. Excellent crop! I like your idea to show a frgament of this one.
Bluejeans (64249) 2011-08-22 7:09
Beleza este velho telefone de tempo de meu avô, bons detalhes,parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
gunbud (34066) 2011-08-22 7:33
Great bit of history seen here.
Clear colors and sharp details to this antique phone.
The instructions are well seen as you explain how it was used in your note.
Atousa (7131) 2011-08-26 0:27
Nice framing to show this old telephone.. good colors n details as well.. the other 2 shots in the workshop are also interesting.. thanks for sharing them.. a great presentation.. well done.
Best regards, Atousa
ruisc_pt (10892) 2011-10-02 7:28
Nice contrast and details Ally.