In the original picture, did anyone note the lack of paint and un-used clips along the top of the board, to the left of the disconnect?
I would tend to think an "alteration" has occured here.
One other thing, unless them wires are feeding the meters from the back, they aren't going into the tops of the meters, do you see any bends there?
Or glands for that matter.
It looks to me that the meters are only there for show.