Outlet identification

Just curious, what type of outlet/purpose? Timer?
1960 house.
Thanks in advance.

Looks like an addressable receptacle . You set the address using the dial. Allows remote control.

I would guess that it’s an old Radio Shack X10 radio controlled device. They also had plugin modules to control table lamps. Google Radio Shack X10.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/X10-Radio-Shack-Radioshack-Wall-Outlet-Module-61-2685-Almond-NEW/182293268351?_trksid=p2141725.c100338.m3726&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20150313114020%26meid%3D68099d473acd4ef18ee871dd3f720497%26pid%3D100338%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D5%26sd%3D182293270389