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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  • Title: Prepay electric meter, 1907
  • Creator: General Electric Co.
  • Creation Date: 1907
  • Subject Date: circa 1907
  • Media: Metal
  • Local Code: 2004.090.0545
  • Collection: Central Maine Power Company collection
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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