Hersey I.C.H.F. Water Meter

This is a disc water meter of the sort that the Hersey Manufacturing Company introduced in the early 1940s. Its working parts are similar to those of the Model H.F. but, due to wartime material restrictions, the case is of cast iron rather than bronze. With a capacity of 20 gallons per minute, this example was the smallest of several sizes made. The bottom is marked “Hersey anti-frost.”
Object Name
water meter
date made
early 1940s
Hersey Manufacturing Company
Physical Description
cast iron (overall material)
overall: 7 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in; 18.415 cm x 19.05 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Water Meters
Measuring & Mapping
Natural Resources
World War II
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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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