250V Wall Receptacle and Plug

Astronomy

Accession Number: 2018.ast.78

Description:

This is a black electrical plug receptacle for mounting on a wall and a plug. It is a roughly rectangular plastic receptacle with a metal reverse side. A metal pipe section emerges from one end of the receptacle. A black plastic plug is plugged into the receptacle. There are no wires attached.

Alternative Name: Wall Socket

Primary Materials:

Metal: Aluminium-Copper Alloy, Metal: Iron Alloy; Plastic

Markings:

Embossed on the receptacle: “EAGLE”

“50 AMP 125/250 V”

On the reverse side of the plug: AL-CU

Inset on the plug: “EAGLE”
“UL”
“U.S.A”

Dimensions (cm): Length = 14, Width = 6.5, Height = 9.2

Function:

This is a socket and plug for attaching electrical equipment to electrical wiring.

Condition:

Very good: The receptacle and plug are in good condition. There is evidence of pale green paint on the reverse side of the receptacle and around the edges. There are flecks of this or similar light-coloured paint across the surface of the plastic. This likely dates from a time where the receptacle was in use and affixed to the wall.

The plug and receptacle are not easily separable.

Manufacturer: Eagle

Date of Manufacture: Mid-20th Century

Provenance:

This object was likely moved from the David Dunlap Observatory in Richmond Hill in 2008, upon the sale of the observatory. It was stored at the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics until 2017, when it was moved to a new storage location in McLennan Physical Laboratories.