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Item 74519

Sangamo Type H electric meter, 1911

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: circa 1911

Media: Metal, glass

Item 74856

Souvenir lamp with meter, 1985

Contributed by: Maine Historical Society

Date: 1985

Media: Wood, glass, carbon

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Reddy Kilowatt lapel pin, ca. 1955

Wired! How Electricity Came to Maine

As early as 1633, entrepreneurs along the Piscataqua River in southern Maine utilized the force of the river to power a sawmill, recognizing the potential of the area's natural power sources, but it was not until the 1890s that technology made widespread electricity a reality -- and even then, consumers had to be urged to use it.