Siemens & Halske Vsa tist 66 c4

S&H VsaTist66c4
S&H VsaTist66c4
S&H VsaTist66c4 achter
S&H VsaTist66c4 achter

Another early version of the Modell 27 / W28 in a very complete and original condition. Many of these have undergone modification, but this one seems to be relatively untouched. I found it in Belgium; the ones in the Netherlands have often been adapted to later PTT standards.

The nickel plated dial has an enamel (often called porcelain) number ring, with circles around the numbers. The finger wheel has an small black disc with the standard lettering on them and a small nickel plated bolt in the middel, with a painted black brass ring.

S&H VsaTist66c4 onder
S&H VsaTist66c4 onder

The cradle has a hexagonal bolt in the middle and the telephone has no markings on the housing, except for the S&H logo on the back.

The bottom shows the S&H type designation with the date code BM9, which means it was made in Berlin in september 1931.

S&H VsaTist66c4 binnenwerkThe inside shows a straight seperator plate between the bells and electronics and there is no W2 terminal near the strain relief bracket for the line cord and handset cord (the bracket is missing, I’m afraid).
Please note that the capacitor has been replaced by a newer one, made for export.

S&H VsaTist66c4 BinnenThe dial is a Vsa sch 127a marked 5 31 (may 1931).

S&H VsaTist66c4 hoorn
S&H VsaTist66c4 hoorn

The handset is decorated with a bone shaped relief across the top, and marked BM9. The transmitter and receiver are marked BM8. The receiver cap is made of thin light metal cup with hardened rubber on the outside, which has turned brown with the years. The transmitter has the semi globular cap, with the metal retaining ring.

S&H VsaTist66c4 diagram
S&H VsaTist66c4 diagram

Inside is a diagram marked V.Sa.Ms.54582IV.