Contributed by Maine Historical Society
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With the light bulb switched "on," the meter on this lamp turns and illustrates the reality of the electric grid – light bulbs (and other electrical apparatus) use electric power.
These lamps are a common gift item from and for electrical engineers. The internal mechanism of the Sangamo watt-hour meter has been partially de-magnetized, so the dial turns faster than it would if the meter was mounted on the side of a house.
About This Item
- Title: Souvenir lamp with meter, 1985
- Creator: J.A. Company
- Creation Date: 1985
- Subject Date: 1985
- Media: Wood, glass, carbon
- Local Code: 2004.090.3131
- Collection: Central Maine Power Company collection
- Object Type: Physical Object
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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