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RE: All true in the perfect world of today.

Can't off-hand comment on old kit or US rules. IIRC, UK regulations have stipulated 3-pin plugs for pretty much everything other than lighting circuits since the 1930s except for what we now call 'double insulated' devices. (What domestic users did was of course a different matter.)

Interesting to lean that all the mass produced audio equipment manufactured in the 1970s for sale in the UK had a 3 wire cord and 3 wire grounding type plug.

Marantz, Pioneer, Sansui, Kenwood, NAD, Nakamichi, Teac, Technics, AKAI, JVC, you name it, sold in the USA and Canada came with a 2 wire power cord and plug.

Edits: 02/11/17 02/11/17

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