Empire Type 11 Water Meter

This is an oscillating piston water meter with split case and serial number 2,194,232. It fit a ⅝” or ¾” pipe, and was made by the National Meter Company in Brooklyn, N. Y., around 1930. National introduced the Type 11 meter in 1927, noting that the composition of the bronze case was their "own special mixture" and "highly resistant to corrosion."
Ref: National Meter Company, The Empire Oscillating Piston Water Meter (1930).
Object Name
water meter
date made
ca 1930
National Meter Company
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
brass (overall material)
place made
United States: New York, Brooklyn
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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