Badger AZTECA Water Meter

The Badger Meter Manufacturing Company in Milwaukee, Wisc., developed the AZTECA water meter in the early 1930s after receiving an order for 30,000 water meters for Mexico City. The AZTECA was a rotary, multijet device that was simple, durable, and accurate. It had a split case, and so could be used in places where water did not normally freeze. This example fits a ⅝” pipe, and has a capacity of 15 gallons per minute. The serial number (1,544,940) dates from 1937.
Ref: Badger Meter Manufacturing Company, The Azteca Rotary Multi-Jet Meter; and Rotary Type Multi-Jet.
“Meter Co. Gets Order,” Wall Street Journal (April 21, 1933), p. 9.
Object Name
water meter
date made
ca 1937
Badger Meter Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: Wisconsin, Milwaukee
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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