Hersey F. Water Meter

The Hersey Manufacturing Company introduced this type of disc meter in 1901. The firm described it as a “positive displacement meter of the nutating type” that was compact, accessible, able “to do a large amount of service at the lowest possible cost, and “adapted for use on all services where accuracy, reliability and durability are required.” This example—a ⅝” meter with a capacity of 20 gallons per minute—was the smallest of several sizes made. The serial number (321,930) dates from 1908.
Ref: Hersey Manufacturing Company, Hersey Disc Water Meter. Model F Meter (July 1, 1926).
Object Name
water meter
date made
Hersey Manufacturing Company
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
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
accession number
catalog number
Water Meters
Measuring & Mapping
Natural Resources
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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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