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Re: Use of floor outlet in the dining room

Postby triguy128 on Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:42 pm

oldhouseluvr wrote:I was curious about your floor outlet, so I googled to see what I could find. Check out this link to Building Age, Vol. 44 and Electrical Equipment of the Modern Cottage. If you look at the Dining Room options, you'll see the Special Service floor outlet for table appliances.

http://books.google.com/books?id=eF3lAA ... et&f=false



Thanks for the link. My home is fairly modern for it's period and this might shed some light on how things were done.
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Re: Use of floor outlet in the dining room

Postby Don M on Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:27 am

I think it interesting that even a "Modern Cottage" had servant call buttons in all the major rooms even the bath! :shock:
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Re: Use of floor outlet in the dining room

Postby triguy128 on Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:51 am

I wonder if hte term cottage was more romantic than discriptive. It might have referred ot anything other than a mansion, estate, townhouse or similar.
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Re: Use of floor outlet in the dining room

Postby Don M on Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:58 am

True, they call the huge mansions in Newport "Cottages" :mrgreen:
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Re: Use of floor outlet in the dining room

Postby Patchules on Mon Jan 23, 2012 3:40 pm

Amazing. Today we have outlets all over the place but never where one needs them. Can you imagine what it must have been like to have electricity and indoor plumbing arrive at your house. These days my 6 year old granddaughter thinks of iPhones as just an everyday event, like breathing.
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Re: Use of floor outlet in the dining room

Postby matt8667 on Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:58 pm

my guess would be a antenna jack receptacle for a radio and electrical outlet
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Re: Use of floor outlet in the dining room

Postby martinjakovich on Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:44 am

Nice post. I can understand your problem. You can consult an expert also you can search on Google so that you will get a good solution of your problem.
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