Badger SC-SOT Water Meter

This disc water meter was made by the Badger Meter Manufacturing Company in Milwaukee, Wisc. It has a split case and so could be used in warmer climates where there was no danger of freezing. It fits a ⅝” pipe, has a capacity of 26 gallons per minute, and was designed for use with corrosive waters. Due to wartime materials restrictions, the case is made of cast iron. The serial number (2,358,003) dates from 1943. SC-SOT stands for split case, sealed oil gear train.
Object Name
water meter
date made
ca 1943
Badger Meter Manufacturing Company
Physical Description
cast iron (overall material)
overall: 7 3/4 in x 7 1/2 in; 19.685 cm x 19.05 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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