Hersey H.F. Water Meter

Description
This is a disc meter of the sort that the Hersey Manufacturing Company introduced in 1919. Hersey described it as a “positive displacement meter of the nutating type” that was “adapted for use on all services where extreme accuracy, reliability and durability are required and where general efficiency rather than first cost is of prime importance.” This example—a ⅝” meter with a capacity of 20 gallons per minute—was the smallest of three sizes made. The serial number (864,882) dates from 1920.
Ref: Hersey Manufacturing Company, Hersey Disc Water Meter. Model H.F. Meter (July 1, 1926).
Object Name
water meter
date made
1920
maker
Hersey Manufacturing Company
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 6 5/8 in x 7 1/2 in; 16.8275 cm x 19.05 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
ID Number
PH*325844
accession number
245003
catalog number
325844
subject
Water Meters
Measuring & Mapping
Natural Resources
Water
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Water Meters
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
A.A. Hirsch

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