King Model B Water Meter

Description
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
maker
Union Water Meter Company
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
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
PH*325852
accession number
245003
catalog number
325852
subject
Water
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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