PROTECT YOUR METER FROM FROST.
The Clark meter box, illustrated herewith, absolutely protects the meter from frost. The heavy cast iron lid is covered with six inches of earth or pavement, leaving only an eight-inch cover exposed to view. Through the eight-inch opening readings are easily taken, and the meter may be placed and removed without digging up the box. The lid of the eight-inch opening is practically airtight, and, with the earth covering of eight inches over the top of the box, there is no clanger from the frost reaching the meter. No inner lid or protection of any kind inside of the box is required, and the meter may be raised up in the box to a convenient height for reading, even in the coldest climates. The warm air from the earth at the bottom rises up in the box and surrounds the meter. Tests made with this setting demonstrated that the meter was well proceeded when raised to within a few inches of the surface of the ground, when the ground surrounding the box was frozen to a depth of several feet. It has also been noted that there was no frost in the earth covering the top of the meter box, when the ground was frozen to a great depth around outside of the box. This box is not an experiment, but is the result of fourteen years of practical experience with meters placed outside of the premises. A sewer tile casting is used for the body of the box on account of cheapness and indestructibility, and this sewer tile may be purchased anywhere in the country from the nearest tile yards. The iron lid is securely locked by a five-cornered bolt locking levice, the bolt head of which is of a special size, requiring a special key to operate it, and the construction is such that no time is lost in unlocking and locking the box, and, should it be desired to have boxes at all times unlocked, the locking device remains intact and ready to be used when it is desired to lock the box. This meter box is designed for setting meters in the lawn, in brick or concrete walks and in street pavements of all kinds. It is adapted to all climatic conditions, and to all sizes and kinds of meters, and one style and kind of box will fill the requirements of any city. The cost of this setting is much less than with the crude wooden or brick box covered with wooden or plain iron cover as used formerly. The meter box is manufactured by H. W. Clark. 1518 Broadway, Mattoon, Ill., and the manufacturer will be glad to furnish any further information relative to it and to quote prices on request.