ONLINEElihu Thomson’s Inventive Life

February 25, 2022 Marblehead Free
Elihu Thomson (Courtesy photo: Edison Tech Center)

Did you know that a Swampscott, Massachusetts, resident invented your electric meter? Elihu Thomson, a scientist, inventor and co-founder of General Electric, took out a patent for a “Recording Wattmeter” almost 131 years ago. It really hasn’t changed that much in all these years! We don’t have fancy brass fittings in ours any longer, but the dials are still the same.

Want to learn more about this local resident, whose home is now Swampscott Town Hall? Join us as Jonathan Leamon discusses “Elihu Thomson’s Inventive Life,” an exhibit of the Swampscott Historical Commission that opened this past November.

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