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A metal plate removed from the Assabet Mill machinery. The plate reads: "Alternating Current Generator". It was first patented in February 1888.
A metal plate removed from the Assabet Mill machinery. The metal plate has a General Electric Co. signature along with Patent Dates Feb. 1888, October 1890, November 1893, Feb. 1895, and May 1896.
With the installation of a dynamo in the new power plant, electricity became available and on September 1, 1902, a contract was made between the American Woolen Company and the Town of Maynard for lighting the streets of the town. Thus, the old…