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    Default What is this old outlet ? See photo

    In a home built in 1958. This outlet did not have any voltage on it. Might have been an early 220V outlet? Not sure. This is an antique. Anyone know? I am just curious about it.

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    Default Re: What is this old outlet ? See photo

    Looks unhappy anyways,


    Quote Originally Posted by Gene South View Post
    In a home built in 1958. This outlet did not have any voltage on it. Might have been an early 220V outlet? Not sure. This is an antique. Anyone know? I am just curious about it.



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    Default Re: What is this old outlet ? See photo

    Looks like an old 240 volt receptacle but I'm not sure. At first I thought that is was an Aerial outlet for a roof antenna but those had a different configuration.




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    Default Re: What is this old outlet ? See photo

    240 volt 15 amp (NEMA 6-15R)

    or

    240 volt 30 amp (NEMA 6-30R)

    http://electricalsafety.lbl.gov/asse...igurations.pdf

    Likely for a window shaker or wall unit air conditioner.

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    Default Re: What is this old outlet ? See photo

    Jerry, yes, I think you are right. I bet it was for an old 220 V window AC. The outlet was right below a window.

    Thanks

    Gene


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    Default Re: What is this old outlet ? See photo

    Gene,
    Is that a Radio Shack tester?
    If so how old?


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    Default Re: What is this old outlet ? See photo

    Hi Garry, It is not an old tester. I think I bought it a couple of years ago. Don't recal where though. Might have been radio shack, but it is not an old one.


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    Default Re: What is this old outlet ? See photo

    Hey Gene!
    Yep, old window unit outlet.

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