Dry Gas Meter


This dry gas meter was tested at the National Bureau of Standards, probably at an early date. The inscription reads “METRIC METALWORKS ERIE, PA. 5-150 NO. 126081.” The Metric Meter Co. was organized in 1888, and built a factory in Erie, Pa., a few years later. It merged with the American Meter Co. in 1895.

Ref: Metric Metal Works ad in The Gas Record 19 (Dec. 1921): 8.

David A. Waples, The Natural Gas Industry in Appalachia (2012).

M H. Stillman, “Testing of Dry Gas Meters,” in Bureau of Standards Publication Weights and Measures, Report of Eighth Annual Conference of Representatives from various States (May, 1913).

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Erie

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Credit Line: Transfer from U.S. Department of Commerce

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: CH.330326Catalog Number: 330326Accession Number: 1978.0483

Object Name: Gas Meter

Physical Description: steel (overall material)glass (overall material)enamel (overall material)Measurements: dial: 8.3 cm x 4.2 cm; 3 1/4 in x 1 5/8 inoverall: 40.5 cm x 32 cm x 24 cm; 15 15/16 in x 12 19/32 in x 9 7/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a0-e63e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_2601

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