Issue 4 and Volume 59.

AMONG THE MANUFACTURERS Ford Meter Tester. The illustration herewith shows the “Baby Ford” meter testing machine, for use by the smaller water companies and departments. It represents but a small outlay, and at the same time has proven very effective for testing meters one at a time. The “Baby Ford” will test any 5/8, 3/4 or 1-inch meter. It is provided with a 1-inch Mueller inverted key stop valve at inlet end, and outlet side is equipped with the Ford calibrated strip, by means of which any size flow from 1/32inch to one inch, in ten steps, may be secured. With this machine it is desirable to provide a scale and receiving tank. With the “Baby Ford” a 1,000-pound capacity scale is recommended; to be equipped with a quick-opening throttle valve at the outlet. In speaking of the necessity of testing water meters, the Ford Company says: It is an…

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