Square D type 3R meter socket

Square D type 3R meter socket

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Description (Brief)
Complex electrical systems rely on components that often attract little attention. This electrical meter socket is like a light bulb socket, it connects the device with the power system. The socket is standardized so that it can accept different manufacturers’ meters, and different types of meters from old analog devices to new digital “smart” meters.
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Currently not on view
Object Name
meter socket
date made
2016-07
maker
Square D Company
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 8 3/8 in x 4 1/2 in; 30.48 cm x 21.2725 cm x 11.43 cm
ID Number
2016.0300.02
accession number
2016.0300
catalog number
2016.0300.02
Credit Line
from Harold D. Wallace, Jr.
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National Museum of American History
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