Empire Streemline Water Meter

This is an oscillating piston water meter with frost-proof bottom and serial number 7,595,520. It fit a ⅝” or ¾” pipe, and was made in Brooklyn, N. Y., around 1948, by the National Meter Division of the Pittsburgh Equitable Meter Company. The Streemline, the result of an extensive Pittsburgh-National program of research and development, was introduced in 1941 and said to be “as modern as tomorrow.”
Ref: Pittsburgh Equitable Meter Company, ad in Journal of the American Water Works Association (June 1941).
Pittsburgh Equitable Meter Company, The Empire Streemline Water Meter (1944).
Object Name
water meter
date made
ca 1948
Pittsburgh Equitable Meter Company
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
overall: 7 3/8 in x 7 1/2 in; 18.7325 cm x 19.05 cm
place made
United States: New York, Brooklyn
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
A.A. Hirsch

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