Something like this?
Some countries still used those in the 80’s.
In Germany, most offices used these in the 50’s till the early 90’s:
And these for long distance connections:
If you’re interested what sound all those made on your receiver, listen to Evan Doorbell’s recordings. For the German Siemens switches, check out his Florida tapes. That’s the sound how I remember long distance calling in Germany. The part after dialing that is.