A New Water Meter
Charles L. Silsby, St. Mary’s, Ohio, has invented and patented an improvement in water meters, the number of which is 1,238,203, dated August 28, 1917. The object of the invention is to provide a water meter with which a minimum of resistance is offered and by which the inventor is enabled to reduce the size of the meter. In accomplishing this purpose a maximum of leverage is provided between the piston and the register whereby the loss due to friction in the stuffing box is overcome. The inventor claims the combination of a casing providing a water passage, a disk piston mounted on said casing, a stem projected from said piston, a tapered guide engaging the upper end of said stem and between which and the top of said casing the movement of said stem is confined, a bifurcated lever actuated by said stem, an upright shaft, a connection between said upright shaft and said lever whereby the shaft is operated from the lever, escapement devices comprising a forked member fixed to said shaft, a crown wheel actuated by said escapement, and a worm shaft actuated from said crown wheel and through which movement is imparted to the meter register.