Gas Meter


The tag on the front of this residential gas meter identifies the maker, the American Meter Co. The “PAT'D 1621986” inscription on the tube at one side refers to a patent describing a method of attaching the meter to a wall.

Ref: William H. Kaiser, “Meter Connection,” U.S. Patent 1,621,986 (March 22, 1927), assigned to American Meter Co.

Maker: American Meter Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.0768.22Catalog Number: 1979.0768.22Accession Number: 1979.0768Patent Number: 1621986Serial Number: 40 3674486

Object Name: Gas Meter

Measurements: tag: 42 mm x 67 mm; 1 5/8 in x 2 5/8 inregister: 51 mm x 83 mm; 2 in x 3 1/4 inoverall: 41.5 cm x 31.5 cm x 23.5 cm; 16 5/16 in x 12 3/8 in x 9 1/4 in


Record Id: nmah_97

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