I fail to see however, how this is junk.
One thing I love about the older sockets and the like is the small designs used to adorn something like a receptacle.
Like the front face of the recept in your second picture, someone designed that, who I have no idea, but at the time that would have looked good.
To most people that is somewhere where you put your plug in to get something to work.
It's a shame that only electricians appreciate the work that went into these devices.
Let's face it, these days if you're not young, you're old - Red Green