Tandem parallel socket

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  1. dads2vette

    dads2vette Hobbyist Hobbyist Supporter Bushclass I

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    Don't believe I've ever seen one of those before.
     
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    I've seen quite a bit, but never seen one of those !

    It's made to be wired 110 or 220, ungrounded of course.

    l l prongs are 110

    -- -- prongs are 220
     
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    From what I've read these both were 110v. Tandem plugs came out around 1904, parallel about 1912. Both were used at the same time that's why you see them on the same outlet.

    good example of the transformation of the outlet.

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    dave
     
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    gohammergo I like sharp things.... Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    I have never seen such a critter either. :)
     
  6. NevadaBlue

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    I’ve never seen one either.
     
  7. Eric Westbrook

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    Pretty neet!

    Ive seen a lot of the one on the right but never a tandem recep that wasnt 220.
     
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    gohammergo I like sharp things.... Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    Interesting. I'll have to keep my eyes out for some of those. Did you check eBay to see if they are worth anything? :)
     
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    Ready for this? I got the information from the Plug Outlet Museum...who new?

    I'd make my brother do it, it's his place but he never thinks it's worth his effort. Years ago I found a couple boxes of those 4"x4" plastic tiles from the 50's. I sold them on eBay for $4 a piece when most were selling them for $7. I sold a couple hundred easy. He found a case of pearlized blue but let them sit around until they came up missing. He'll do the same with this.

    dave
     
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    Didnt know there was such a place...yea I'm an electrician too...
     
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    JohnP No more half measures Supporter Bushcraft Friend

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    I’ve not seen such a critter.

    JohnP
     
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