Watch Dog Water Meter

This is a disc water meter with split case and serial number 1,777,645 that fit a ⅝” pipe, and that was made by the Gamon Meter Company in Newark, New Jersey. The firm announced in 1927 that over 1,300,000 of its meters were in use in the United States and Canada. It merged with the meter division of the Worthington Pump & Machinery Corporation in 1933, to form the Worthington-Gamon Meter Company.
Object Name
water meter
date made
ca 1930
Gamon Meter Company
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 7 1/4 in x 7 1/2 in; 18.415 cm x 19.05 cm
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Water Meters
Measuring & Mapping
Natural Resources
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Water Meters
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
A.A. Hirsch

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