Service entry question

This 1940’s home has some things I have never come across so I wanted to check with you guys. The service entry enters the home by the back door and the clearance is way to low not to mention the main conductors rub on the metal siding:shock:…I got that much but my question is the box (which I am assuming is the meter box). Is this the meter box without the meter installed?


There used to be a deduction meter there. They don’t use them no more in Massachusetts. I always see blank covers installed, as in your pic.

There’s got to be a meter below that blank or elsewhere in the home!