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#153101 - 04/23/06 04:50 PM Old Bryant Receptacle
Trumpy Offline

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Posted for Alan Nadon:

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I took some pictures of my collection this weekend. This is the first. I'll send others later.
The picture is a Bryant receptacle. The cover has spring loaded shutters that open inward allowing the plug to be inserted. These were
removed from a house in 1995. They were on a 120 Volt A.C circuit. In all my years I have never seen this kind of round pin on a house
receptacle. Especially with the pins being the energized part.
(Ignore the green doodad that I used to hold the doors open.)
The receptacle was in the floor of a posh house and the painter almost got the leg of his aluminum ladder in the hole where the outlet that didn't have a cover was located. He said it was old stuff and not energized. I put my test light on it and he started saying how dangerous that stuff was.






{Thanks Alan}
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#153102 - 04/25/06 03:02 AM Re: Old Bryant Receptacle
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Loc: Norfolk, England
That's certainly different. I can't help wondering whether this was ever actually intended to be used as a 120V outlet.

Maybe its original design purpose was for a power inlet or for low-voltage?

What are the markings, if any, on the "receptacle" itself?

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#153103 - 04/26/06 09:06 AM Re: Old Bryant Receptacle
Alan Nadon Offline
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Registered: 03/10/05
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Loc: Elkhart, IN. USA
I checked the device and the only information on it was on the mounting strap.
It is stamped 10A 250V. That kind of rules out a low voltage application.
It was on a 120 volt circuit when I saw it.
The cover only states Bryant Electric Co.
Patent Applied For.
No date, or other numbers.
Makes me wonder if they ever got the patent.
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#153104 - 04/26/06 05:16 PM Re: Old Bryant Receptacle
techie Offline
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Registered: 05/17/05
Posts: 240
Loc: palo alto, ca usa
I wonder if this was intended to be the mate to a doghouse of some sort to form a floor outlet.

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#153105 - 04/26/06 06:16 PM Re: Old Bryant Receptacle
Trumpy Offline

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Registered: 07/05/02
Posts: 8540
Loc: SI,New Zealand
Hmm,
This is a strange outlet indeed, it sort of reminds me of a clock outlet I saw once in an old book.
Never seen anything like it since, anywhere.
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