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.
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. Alan--
Alan-- If it was easy, anyone could do it.
#153104 - 04/26/0607:16 PMRe: Old Bryant Receptacle