Tropic Water Meter

Description
This is a disc water meter with split case and serial number 3,319,571 that fit a 2” pipe. The Pittsburgh Equitable Meter Company introduced the Tropic meter around 1924, for use in areas where water did not normally freeze.
Ref: Pittsburgh Equitable Meter Company, The Tropic Water Meter, Bulletin W-501, rev. 2 (1935).
Object Name
water meter
date made
ca 1924-ca 1941
maker
Pittsburgh Equitable Meter Company
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 3/4 in x 15 1/4 in; 32.385 cm x 38.735 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
ID Number
PH*325883
accession number
245003
catalog number
325883
subject
Water
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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