Watch Dog Model A Water Meter

Description
This is a disc water meter with frost proof bottom and serial number 1,805,509 that fit a ⅝” pipe, and that was made by the Gamon Meter Company in Newark, New Jersey, around 1930. The firm announced in 1927 that over 1,300,000 of its meters were in use in the United States and Canada. Gamon merged with the meter division of the Worthington Pump & Machinery Corporation in 1933, to form the Worthington-Gamon Meter Company.
Ref: Gamon Meter Company, “Watch Dog” Water Meters, Model A, Frost Proof (Newark, New Jersey, 1933).
date made
ca 1930
maker
Gamon Meter Company
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
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.325890
accession number
245003
catalog number
325890
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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