I thought I'd replaced all of these outlets that are falling apart in our old house. Nope - missed one.

@trinsec yup. The faceplate screw was the only thing holding the plastic on, but the internal conductors weren't making proper contact anymore.

The guts of these things are a neat look at how to manufacturer something useful by mostly bending metal creatively.

What's really impressive is the stamping die which does all of that bending in one press cycle.
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