Neptune Meter Company

Neptune Meter Company

President J. Herbert Ballantine of the Neptune Meter Company announced at the ceremonies attendant on the raising of a large American flag over the company’s factory, Long Island City, N. Y., that the company had granted to all its workmen an eight-hour working day. This action, which was taken voluntarily by the company, affects between seven and eight hundred people and received considerable newspaper publicity as a forward step by this prominent water meter manufacturing concern.

NEPTUNE METER COMPANY.

NEPTUNE METER COMPANY.

The Neptune Water Meter company, of New York, whose factory is located at Long Island City, borough of Queens, reports that it finds business very good all over the country, and that the demand for water meters and the company’s specialties was never better. The company and ounces that it expects to have a strong representation at the coming convention of tbe American Waterworks association, to be held in Toronto, Canada, on June 17, showing a full line of its meters, including a new device that this enterprising firm is placing upon the market, under tiie name of the “Single-Spud Meter,” which is claimed as filling a long-felt want, and is meeting with great success. The principal feature of this device is, that, instead of having two spuds to be attached to a pipe in the regular horizontal position, it has one spud located immediately underneath the meter. This spud carries both the inlet and return-flows. In addition to this, it is set in combination with a special valve, so arranged that the meter can be screwed into the valve and water turned on and registered through the meter, or, When the valve is turned off, the meter can be removed, a cap supplied, instead of the meter, and the valve turned to permit water to flow into the building. This style of meter enables departments that have a rule for setting meters at the curb, to do so in a very handy manner, as there is displayed a special wrench to remove or set the meter, and the size of the pit needed is of a much smaller diameter than that usually required. The meter is also finding favor in places where there is a large summer colony, as it lends itself very readily to shutting off the water for the winter months, and can be stored by the department until it is again needed in the spring. It is also being specified by architects for apartment houses, in cases where the landlord is desirous of obtaining rent for tbe water used upon different floors.