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ha scratch what i said, i never saw the first picture...

weird how it has that ****
no, sorry for the bad pic, it is not a ****. it is a cable sticking out of the front with 5 wires inside. with the outlet cover installed all you would see is a cut off cable sticking out of the wall.
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5 wires? maybe 6? and that center post is the common?
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Ok, I enlarged the pictures of the front and back of the plug. You can see the cable sticking out the front better now and some numbers are visible on the front of the outlet. You can also see how the 25 pair wires connect to the cable in the outlet.


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bump... new pics
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I geuss heres a dumb ? but do u have the blueprints or layout of ur office or house????? cause it should be marked on there what the outlet is..... but if i would have to geuss i would geuss its either an old phone jack or a fax jack or even an old ltp port network thingy lol
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Thats big pictures helps. As stupid as it sounds, it looks like you are seeing exactly what is for. It isn't an outlet. It is just a flange for a piece of wire to go into and it terminates in the back like you see. Instead of plugging something in, it gets hard wired. I have no idea what the point of this would be though.

As for what it is being used for in your office, it could be a million things. Anything that uses low voltage.
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It's old school phone termination stuff. Not even necessarily for a phone -- could have been for a real old school modem, fax machine or other equipment.

I've seen stuff like that in commercial buildings before.
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wierd... i guess i will just cap it and call it a day.
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Wow, you're going to bust a cap on it? Sounds pretty extreme...

If there's no voltage on any of the wires, it's a line -- but you could tape up the thing to prevent shorts anyway and just tuck it back in there somewhere.
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Yea it's phone.The stamp on the bottom WE Western Electric.The old style multiline phones were hard wired.no plugs or jacks like now.
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^ Score one for NYS?
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