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Rotary Phone Sound Effects USA 1980

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1980s Rotary Phone Sound Effects USA

While in Sioux City, Iowa, we visited Libby’s family home and discovered an old rotary telephone! Honestly, her family’s house is a treasure trove of interesting sounding objects. Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough time to play around and record more.

This rotary phone from the 1980s creates a great sound with the rotating dial wheel! Sadly, we couldn’t make it ring because the power is generated from the telephone jack and was only connected to a wireless setup. Basically, old school phones like this get their power from the traditional way! Next time we’re in town we’re going to find an operational phone jack!

Be sure to check out more sounds on our Foley Page and this other Rotary Phone SFX Library.

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