Catalogue of the Neptune Meter Company
Under the title of “A Quarter Century of Success—1892-1917,” the Neptune Meter Company, 502 East Forty-second street, New York City, makers of Disk, Victor, Portable Test, Crest, Compound and Protectus Trident water meters, have issued their catalogue of 104 pages and double cover, showing the “Trident” meter in gold in a field of blue, the general design being a combination of blue and gold, very artistically and neatly blended. The book itself opens with a short history of the water meter from the time of the early Romans, who metered their water through a straight piece of pipe, to the present perfection of the modern water meter. The statement is made that the company, on March 4, 1913, after twenty years of manufacturing, reached the million mark in meter making, and it is added: “Most productive of pride is the fact that the million and a half meters turned out are still in use. That this is true is in keeping with the ideal with which we started business a quarter of a century ago.” After the historical section of the book follows a description of the meters and their parts, written in very clear and understandable style; descriptions of tests, etc.; tables of weight, capacity and dimensions, and, lastly, a very well arranged index to the book. Opposite each page of text, on the even page, is a halftone illustration in two colors. The book is clearly and artistically printed on a heavy quality of super paper, and is, altogether, a credit both to the Neptune Company and the printers.