Siemens & Halske VSa wdst 38 O5

Siemens & Halske VSa wdst 38 O5
Siemens & Halske VSa wdst 38 O5

This is the wall version of the famous Modell 27, also incorrectly known as the W28, SA 28 and Modell 28.

Vsa means it is a telephone equipment, wdst signifies it is a wall telephone and 38 it’s type number. This model may have various type numbers, depending on the electronics, handset, cord, etc.

Please see also the earlier A2 version, I have.

S&H VSa wdst 38 O5 inside
S&H VSa wdst 38 O5 inside

When I bought this specimen in 2017 it did have the wrong type of handset and dial. I replaced those, but I am not 100% sure this is the exact model handset that was original to this telephone, as various types were used at the time.
I did replace the NrS 38 dial with a V.Sa. sch. 90 A2, correct for this model so at least it looks like it is from 1930 again.

Rijkstelefoondienst
Rijkstelefoondienst

It has a V.Sa. MS 54 T 25 diagram, with an extra spool, compared to that a2 version.

Date stamp on the back indicates it was made in 1930.

Most sprecial about it is that is has the Dutch coat of arms on the side, indicating it was once made for the Rijks Telefoondienst. Telephones with such a decal are rare and sought after.

S&H VSa wdst 38 O5 back
S&H VSa wdst 38 O5 back

Please note that the A2 1929 version does not have the orange lettering on the back, but instead the type and serial number stamped in.