Hersey H.F. Water Meter

This is a disc meter made by the Hersey Manufacturing Company in Boston, Mass. Hersey introduced the form in 1919, and described it as a “positive displacement meter of the nutating type” that was “adapted for use on all services where extreme accuracy, reliability and durability are required and where general efficiency rather than first cost is of prime importance.” The serial number (1,669,637) on this example dates from 1936. The case has been partially cut away to show the mechanism.
Ref: Hersey Disc Water Meter. Model H.F. Meter (July 1, 1926).
Object Name
water meter
date made
Hersey Manufacturing Company
Physical Description
bronze (overall material)
overall: 7 in x 7 in; 17.78 cm x 17.78 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
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
Mrs. Donald Bliss

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