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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.
About This Item
- 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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