Hersey F.F. Water Meter

This is a disc water meter made by the Hersey Manufacturing Company in Boston, Massachusetts. Its copper-lined cast iron bottom was designed to break under pressure, thus preventing damage to the working parts. With a capacity of 20 gallons per minute, it was the smallest of several sizes made. The serial number (829,403) dates from 1920.
Ref: Hersey Manufacturing Company, Hersey Water Meters (1917), pp. 4-7.
Object Name
water meter
date made
ca 1920
Hersey Manufacturing Company
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
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
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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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