Badger A-SOT Water Meter

This is a disc water meter made by the Badger Meter Manufacturing Company in Milwaukee, Wisc. It has a frost-proof bottom, fits a ⅝” pipe, and has a capacity of 26 gallons per minute. The gear train operated in oil (SOT stood for sealed oil train). The serial number (2,342,998) dates from 1943. Due to wartime materials restrictions, the body is made of cast iron.
Object Name
water meter
date made
ca 1943
Badger Meter Manufacturing Company
Physical Description
cast iron (overall material)
overall: 7 3/4 in x 9 7/8 in; 19.685 cm x 25.0825 cm
place made
United States: Wisconsin, Milwaukee
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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