While investigating putting in a fan, we came across this odd utility box with spring loaded cover. What is it for, and can we remove it?
House was built in 1935. An addition to another part of the house was added in the 1960s.
Center part looks like ceramic. Insulator?
Four holes, that might be threaded. Center, ceramic? part has a raised section that would maybe prevent mis-alignment of whatever attaches.
Here is a shot of the wire disappearing under the house. Electric wire in foreground gives some scale: