Badger Water Meter with Magnetic Drive

Description
This turbine water meter was made by the Badger Meter Manufacturing Company in Milwaukee, Wisc. The serial number (1,889,599 ) dates from 1940. According to the donor, the first Badger magnetic-drive meters built on a production line basis were not introduced until the late 1950s. This example was probably specially built for an individual customer. Research on magnetic-drive motors began in the 1930s.
Object Name
water meter
date made
ca 1940
maker
Badger Meter Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: Wisconsin, Milwaukee
ID Number
PH*325809
accession number
245003
catalog number
325809
subject
Water
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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