Keystone DC Water Meter

This is a disc water meter that fit a ⅝” pipe. The Pittsburgh Meter Company introduced the Keystone meter in 1901, and the Pittsburgh Equitable Meter Company was still producing it in the late 1930s. The serial number (1,474,178) suggests that this example was made around 1927.
Object Name
water meter
date made
ca 1927
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 7 5/8 in x 7 1/2 in; 19.3675 cm x 19.05 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
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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