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Water Meter - Davies, Shephard & Co., Melbourne, Inferential Class, Reaction Turbine Type, circa 1880 Object Reg. No: ST 006281

Summary:
Water meter. Velocity of inferential class, reaction turbine type with three chambers or compartments. Sectioned. Made from brass by Davies, Shephard & Co. South Melbourne, circa 1880.
Description:
Body is roughly cylindrical in shape and is constructed from a variety of components and voids containing moving parts. At either side of the body there is a an inlet and outlet pipe (marked in white paint with the words 'IN' and 'OUT'). At the top of the meter is a hollow void with a glass cover. At the base of the void are two dials marked in black on a white enamel base. Parts of the meter are painted green but most components are uncoated brass.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Davies, Shephard & Co, 1914
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 19.00 cm (Height), 12.50 cm (Width), 28.50 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: water meters, water supply engineering
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: CIVIL ENGINEERING
Secondary Classification: Dams & Water Supply
Tertiary Classification: water meters
Inscriptions: Rim at top and base has text: 'MANUFD. BY DAVIES, SHEPHARD & CO. MELBOURNE'.
Rim has text: 'NO 44814'.
Enamel face has numbers and the text: '100,000 GALLONS'.
Paper label attached to the inlet pipe has text that reads: 'I.&T. Museum / Melbourne'.
Maker: Davies Shephard & Co, South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1880

The partnership was established in 1884 and dissolved in 1904.

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