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In 1915, GE absorbed the Fort Wayne Electric Works (which it had wholly owned since 1898) and operated it as an extension of their meter plant in West Lynn, MA (making I-14s, IP-5 prepayment meters, and demand metering equipment) until meter manufacturing was discontinued at Fort Wayne in May 1929. The last model under the Fort Wayne label, the K-5, was just a GE I-14 with a Fort Wayne nameplate on it, except for the brake magnet and disk. The brake magnet was formed from the same rounded bar stock as used on the GE Type I. Also, the disk has the same "pinprick" pattern the Type I uses instead of the I-14's corrugated disk. K-5
Photo by David Dahle