I upvoted A I Breveleri's answer but don't have enough rep to comment yet. This answer is only good if your non-working receptacle has only one set of wires going to it. The reason it is probably , or most likely could be the last working recep in the chain causing the issue is this is where the feed is from. If the non-working receptacle is just downstream of a GFCI receptacle, it could be the GFCI is defective (which does happen occasionally, straight from the factory). If there are one or more working receps between, it's not the GFCI. I would go to the last working recep that feeds your outlet and check to make sure the screw terminals are firmly down on the metal part of the wire feeding to the receptacle. Be sure the insulation is not keeping the wires from making a good connection. Make sure the wiring looks good going to that receptacle. Since you said you have a fuse box, it leads me to think your wiring might also be the older type. It's possible that one of those wires got broken somewhere else between your non-working receptacle and the last working one. If you have a multimeter, ohmmeter, or continuity tester, you could do a continuity test on those wires between to make sure one is not broken. Another possibility, if all of your receptacles have just one cable or set of wires feeding them, you might have a junction box in the Attic, and the wiring feeding the non-working receptacle may have fallen out of its splice in that junction box. One last possibility I can think of that I've seen recently in an older house, they did have the receptacle switched from the switch box. If the wiring fell out of the splice in the switch box then it also would not work.