Phoenix Water Meter

This is a disc water meter with frost proof bottom and serial number 129,490 that fit a ⅝” pipe, and that was made by the Phoenix Meter Corporation in Staten Island, New York. Phoenix Meter was organized in 1914, incorporated in 1925, and out of business by the early 1940s. Ernest Gamon, an engineer who had been connected with the meter industry since 1900, was a prime mover of the firm.
Ref: Phoenix Meter Corporation, Phoenix Disc Water Meters (n.d.).
Object Name
water meter
date made
ca 1914-ca 1940
Phoenix Meter Corporation
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 8 in x 7 1/2 in; 20.32 cm x 19.05 cm
place made
United States: New York, Staten Island
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Water Meters
Measuring & Mapping
Natural Resources
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Water Meters
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
A.A. Hirsch

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