American Water Meter

Description
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)
date made
ca 1900-ca 1960
maker
Buffalo Meter Company
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
hard rubber (part material)
Measurements
overall: 6 1/2 in x 7 1/2 in; 16.51 cm x 19.05 cm
ID Number
PH.325821
accession number
245003
catalog number
325821
Credit Line
A.A. Hirsch
subject
Water
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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