Calmet Model A-B Water Meter

Description
This oscillating piston water meter with frost-proof bottom and serial number 1,158,957 fit a ⅝” pipe. It was made by the Well Machinery & Supply Company in Fort Worth, Texas. The city of Fort Worth agreed, in 1930, to purchase 8,000 oscillating piston meters from the California Meter Company of Los Angeles. The Well Machinery & Supply Company acquired California Meter soon thereafter, and advertised Calmet water meters as “A Texas Made Product.”
Ref: “Water Meter Concern Cites Accepted Bid,” Los Angeles Times (Aug. 30, 1930), p. E1.
Well Machinery & Supply Company, Calmet. The Precision Built Water Meter (Fort Worth, n.d.).
date made
ca 1930-ca 1960
maker
Well Machinery & Supply Company
place made
United States: Texas, Fort Worth
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 7 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in; 18.415 cm x 19.05 cm
ID Number
PH.325823
accession number
245003
catalog number
325823
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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