Federal Model A Water Meter

Description
This disc water meter was made by the Federal Meter Corporation in East Orange, New Jersey. It has oil enclosed gears, a split case, and serial number 171,592. It fit a ⅝” pipe, and is somewhat smaller and lighter than the standard household model. Federal Meter, a subsidiary of the A.P. Smith Manufacturing Company, was in business from 1925 to 1945.
Ref: A.P. Smith Mfg. Co., Federal Meters (1937).
date made
ca 1925-ca 1945
maker
Federal Meter Corporation
place made
United States: New Jersey, East Orange
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.325841
accession number
245003
catalog number
325841
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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