Empire Streemline Water Meter

Description
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).
date made
ca 1948
maker
Pittsburgh Equitable Meter Company
place made
United States: New York, Brooklyn
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 3/8 in x 7 1/2 in; 18.7325 cm x 19.05 cm
ID Number
PH.325832
accession number
245003
catalog number
325832
Credit Line
A.A. Hirsch
subject
Water
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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