American Water Meter

This disc water meter with split case fit a ⅝” pipe. It was made by the Buffalo Meter Company in Buffalo, N. Y. The firm was established in 1892, brought out the first Niagara meter soon thereafter, and the first American meter around 1900. The interior parts of the two meters were the same, but the American had a bronze case, and so could be used where the water is not particularly hard or corrosive.
Ref: Buffalo Meter Company, American and New Niagara Water Meters (1925)
Object Name
water meter
date made
ca 1900-ca 1960
Buffalo Meter Company
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
hard rubber (part material)
overall: 6 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 19.05 cm
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
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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