Federal Water Meter

This heavy-duty disc water meter was made by the Federal Meter Corporation in East Orange, N. J. It has oil-enclosed gears, a frost-proof bottom, and serial number 145,138. It fit a ⅝” pipe. Federal Meter, a subsidiary of the A.P. Smith Manufacturing Company, was in business from 1925 to 1945.
Object Name
water meter
date made
ca 1925-ca 1945
Federal Meter Corporation
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
cast iron (overall material)
overall: 8 in x 7 1/2 in; 20.32 cm x 19.05 cm
place made
United States: New Jersey, East Orange
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
A.A. Hirsch

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