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Vintage parallel and tandem electric outlet in wallpaper room

Vintage parallel and tandem electric outlet in wallpaper room

An obsolete electrical outlet set against the lithograph wallpaper. This is a more recent and fairly common version of the "parallel and tandom" type of outlet, in which the locations of the tandem and the parallel slots were combined to create T-shaped slots. The parallel and tandem outlet accepts normal parallel (vertical) plugs and also tandem (horizontal) plugs. Both pair of receptacles are fed internally by the same supply. This version also accepts normal parallel NEMA 1-15 plugs and also tandem NEMA 2-15 plugs. Incidentally, a NEMA 5-20 (125 V, 20 A), a NEMA 6-15 (250 V, 15 A) or 6-20 (250 V, 20 A) plug with a missing ground pin would fit this outlet. This type is unavailable in retail shops since the 1960s.

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