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I found this in the basement of a home built in 1880. It was not live, but I had to check to be sure.  Perhaps some see this all the time, but it was new to me. I guess the meter-person had to knock on the door and come in to get the reading.  

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4 hours ago, Tom Raymond said:

That is very much like the meter in my house when I bought it. A new service was part of my 203k, and the power company wouldn't let me keep it.

I known antiques like that to apparently sprout legs or wings, then just disappear, only to mysteriously show up some years later, when they've been forgotten by all else.

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5 hours ago, Bill Kibbel said:

Those vintage watthour meters frequently end up being turned into table lamps.  Don't know why it's a thing.

I've got one sitting in my office. I was thinking of making it into a lamp . . . 

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Right,, you could monitor how much power your light bulb is using.

A meter with wingnuts? Must be adjustable. 😊

Edited by John Kogel

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On 9/1/2018 at 5:30 PM, Mark P said:

 I guess the meter-person had to knock on the door and come in to get the reading.  

 

There are still meters inside around here.  Even some from the 1960's that have the meter in the basement.

Edited by John Dirks Jr

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