King Model B Water Meter

This is a disc water meter with a split case and serial number 314,974 that fit a ⅝” pipe, and that was made by the Union Water Meter Company. Union introduced this meter in 1916, noting that it was “of the positive measuring, self draining type, combining strength, simplicity, long service and accuracy under varying service conditions.” The firm was established in Worcester, Massachusett, in 1868, and folded in the mid-1930s.
Ref: Union Water Meters, Price List No. 52 (Worcester, 1922), p. 6. .
Object Name
water meter
date made
ca 1916-ca 1935
Union Water Meter Company
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
overall: 6 7/8 in x 7 1/2 in; 17.4625 cm x 19.05 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Worcester
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Water Meters
Measuring & Mapping
Natural Resources
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Water Meters
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
A.A. Hirsch

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