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Flow Meter - S. Smith & Son Ltd, 'Trip Tank Consumeter', circa 1914 Object Reg. No: HT 28002

Summary:
Brass instrument used to indicate and tally a volume of gas or liquid that has passed through it. Manufactured by S. Smith & Son Ltd, London, England, circa 1914.
Description:
A rectangular brass instrument with a protruding round disc that houses two dials. One dial is printed in red numbers and the other in black numbers. The numbers on the dials can be read through a small round glass window. Below the window there is a circular protruding button that is spring-loaded. To the right of the dial is a row of four small round windows; a number is visible in each. Two screws are missing from the face plate. Text is stamped into the face plate. There are four lugs for mounting of the instrument. At the rear, there are two valves or cocks; one has a small section of the pipe that was attached. There is a threaded hole in the back between the valves.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 92 mm (Height), 170 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: flowmeters
Themes this item is part of: Engineering Collection, Science & Measurement Collection
Primary Classification: MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
Secondary Classification: Instruments
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Inscriptions: Front face plate, stamped: ' TRIP TANK / PATENT No 18511-13 / CONSUMETER / S. SMITH & SON LTD / 9 STRAND LONDON / 264-25 '
Rear of instrument, stamped: ' 50 '
Numbers on dial, red: ' 4 5 '
Numbers on dial, black: ' 20 19 '
Manufacturer: S. Smith & Sons (M.A.) Ltd, England, Great Britain, circa 1914

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