The Socket

Photo by Kelly McConnell
Photo by Kelly McConnell
A while back, my friend Kelly emailed me:

This socket is in my living room and I have no idea what it does, do you recognize it?

I’ve never seen that type of socket before. I checked the NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) list of sockets and did not see it listed. I got a chance to take the cover plate off and it looked like antenna wiring (not a coaxial cable, a two-wire).

Anybody have thoughts on what it might be? I’m thinking some sort of antenna plug, but not like anything I’ve seen.

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