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Souvenir lamp with meter, 1985

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Souvenir lamp with meter, 1985

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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.

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  • 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 Co.
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822

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