Man! You have a good memory!!
Yes that was the one. Turns out (after I received the plugs) that I had measured wrong. It was a "Middle Eastern" socket - according to one adapter manufacturer (Wonpro). I was able to find one of those adapters here luckily...
Picture a BS-546/2-amp socket with the pins EVER-SO-SLIGHTLY at different distances - so that a 2-amp British plug will fit with some major force....enough to probably bend the pins
So what I did was wire a Schuko female trailing socket to an American 115 volt 3-pin plug. Then plug the male American plug into the adapter and plug that into the 220-volt output on the x-former (115 volt American plugs can handle 220 volts no problem).
That is permanent and I don't want to wear out the female end contacts on the adapter by plugging and unplugging things.
Now I can plug various things into the Schuko trailing socket by using the adapter leads I mentioned above and also use the things I have at home with Europlugs and grounded Schuko plugs (without having to bypass the ground). UGH!!!
Who wants three Swiss plugs?
[This message has been edited by SvenNYC (edited 11-11-2002).]