Trident Victor Water Meter

This water meter, serial number 1,302,284, fit a ⅝” pipe, and was made by the Neptune Meter Company in Long Island City, New York. Neptune introduced the Victor model around 1915, noting that it had an oscillating piston, a cast iron bottom, and precision machining of the parts.
Ref: “A New Oscillating Piston Water Meter,” Engineering and Construction 44 (1915): 96-97.
Neptune Meter Company, A Quarter Century of Trident Success, 1892-1917 (1917), pp. 56-57.
Object Name
water meter
date made
ca 1915-ca 1940
Neptune Meter Company
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
cast iron (overall material)
overall: 11 1/4 in x 12 in x 17 in; 28.575 cm x 30.48 cm x 43.18 cm
place made
United States: New York, Queens, Long Island City
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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