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I'm buying a house built in 1949. This item is located outside near the front door, door bell and mail slot. Anyone know what it is?enter image description here

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  • take the cover off and look inside
    – jsotola
    Nov 21 '21 at 1:02
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    The ugliest disconnect ever made? I wouldn't touch it. Don't inhale the dust from your siding either.
    – Mazura
    Nov 21 '21 at 1:11
  • the metal handle indicates that the part in the middle probably unplugs ... maybe it is an electrical connection for reading some meter
    – jsotola
    Nov 21 '21 at 1:13
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    Just speculation, but perhaps a switch cover to prevent people from turning the switch on or off?
    – Mark
    Nov 21 '21 at 3:03
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    Old-stye weatherproof switch, IMHO. Try moving the metal bail. Or just plan to update it, if it's still in service.
    – Ecnerwal
    Nov 21 '21 at 23:19
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A wild guess: some sort of recessed cord reel?

I think you are going to have to remove the cover and see what is behind...and post a picture...I cannot wait to see what is back there!

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