- Item 74520 - Prepay electric meter, 1907
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- Item 74520
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Usually, an electric meter is read and then the customer is billed for the electricity used.Show Details
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.