Empire Type 16 Water Meter

This is an oscillating piston water meter with split case, serial number 7,555,727. It fit a 1½” pipe, and was made by the Pittsburgh Equitable Meter Division of the Rockwell Manufacturing Company, in the late 1940s.
Ref: Rockwell Manufacturing Company, Empire Type 16 Large Capacity Water Meters (1947).
Object Name
water meter
date made
late 1940s
Rockwell Manufacturing Company
overall: 10 5/8 in x 12 in; 26.9875 cm x 30.48 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Water Meters
Measuring & Mapping
Natural Resources
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Water Meters
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
A.A. Hirsch

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