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Old 10-11-2008, 11:25 PM   #1
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What kind of plug is this?


House was built in 1945

I found this:
What kind of plug is this?-outlet-.jpg
The camera is kinda crooked.

I think it's a switched outlet.

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What kind of plug is this?


Wow, you got yourself an ancient goodie there. I have only seen these types of outlets used to connect radio sets to a ground and antenna. You say it may be switched? Is it live? It doesn't fit any standard straight blade receptacle, even ones that would have been in use in 1945.

I would bet that it's a radio recept. One pole to ground, one pole to an aerial. Someone could have wired it hot though.

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What kind of plug is this?


It looks like the writing says "acra".

I think it's switched since there is a switch on the other side of the wall and so far, I don't know what it "switches".

I will have to dig out the multimeter and some wire to test it.
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