Tropic Water Meter

Description
This is a disc water meter with split case and serial number 1,226,953 that fit a ⅝” 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).
date made
ca 1924-ca 1941
maker
Pittsburgh Equitable Meter Company
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 1/8 in x 7 1/2 in; 18.0975 cm x 19.05 cm
ID Number
PH.325884
accession number
245003
catalog number
325884
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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