Keywords: Electric meters
Historical ItemsView All Showing 2 of 17
General Electric Type I electric meter, 1913
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1913 Media: Metal, glass
Type C electric meter, ca. 1906
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: 1906 Media: Enameled metal, glass
Westinghouse Round-type electric meter, 1904
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society Date: circa 1904 Media: Metal, glass
Online ExhibitsView All Showing 2 of 2
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.
For one hundred years, Acadia National Park has captured the American imagination and stood as the most recognizable symbol of Maine’s important natural history and identity. This exhibit highlights Maine Memory content relating to Acadia and Mount Desert Island.