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Prepay electric meter, 1907

Prepay electric meter, 1907

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Usually, an electric meter is read and then the customer is billed for the electricity used. In 1899, using the model of prepaid gas metering, General Electric adapted a Thomson Recording Wattmeter with an external collection device; the customer paid in advance. Many manufactures followed with models of their own.

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