Sparling Water Meter

Description
This is a 4” water meter with a fan blade impeller and serial number 10,239. The markings--“Sparling K-473” and “Sparling – K 473”—refer to the Sparling Meter Company. This firm was formed in Los Angeles in 1912, and began manufacturing propeller meters in 1919. The cast iron body suggests that it was made during the materials restrictions of World War II.
Object Name
water meter
date made
early 1940s
maker
Sparling Water Meter Company
Physical Description
cast iron (overall material)
place made
United States: California, Los Angeles
ID Number
PH*325871
accession number
245003
catalog number
325871
subject
Water
World War II
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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