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scooter 08-15-2011 10:59 AM

Unknown wall outlet
 
Hi, has anyone seen an outlet like this? I have a friend that is buying a house built in the 70's and these are in many rooms, higher up on the walls. Thankshttp:///Users/kathidaigle/Desktop/photo.JPG

nealtw 08-15-2011 03:50 PM

Can't get your photo

scooter 08-15-2011 04:55 PM

Unknown Wall Outlet
 
Sorry about that, I am new at this.

http://i1178.photobucket.com/albums/...WallSocket.jpg

JTGP 08-15-2011 07:42 PM

What is in the middle?

nealtw 08-15-2011 11:13 PM

I hope he buys the house so you can tell us what they are!

scooter 08-16-2011 04:52 AM

I am guessing it is a copper plate in the middle. My only idea is that it could be some kind of custom light system that plugged into these sockets, but I have never seen anything like it before. It will be interesting to find out what they are. Thanks

oldognewtrick 08-16-2011 06:52 AM

Scooter, is there a socket in there or could it have been a switch at one time?

JTGP 08-16-2011 09:17 AM

Is the black part empty? Could be a vintage clock rec.

TxBuilder 08-16-2011 10:15 AM

I've googled everything I can think of and can't find anything on this plug. What's in the hole?

nealtw 08-16-2011 10:56 AM

I'm thinking mid century modern swag lamp!


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