THE TEKSAGON COUPLING.
A device recently introduced is a water meter coupling invented and patented by H. W. Clark, of 1510 Broadway, Mattoon, Ill. Mr. Clark is well known among the older water companies by reason of his meter-box, which has been largely used. He has now put on the market this meter coupling under the name of Teksagon. More than one person has wondered what a Teksagon was, until they were directed to reverse the letters, whereupon the words stood out plainly as “No Gasket.” . That is the secret of the Teksagon. which operates effectively and makes a watertight joint. Mr. Clark says: “The use of the gasket was more or less of a bother; the waterway was choked, owing to the compressing of the gasket, there being no shoulder to retain it, reducing the flow through the meter in some cases as much as fifty per cent. With the gasket the joint would be tight at first, but would finally leak, and then a new gasket would have to Ire inserted. That is to say: The old style of joint required attention. The leak, of course, is caused by the wearing away of the gasket, which, in turn, releases particles that get into, and clog the pipe. With the Teksagon there is nothing to wear away ; there are no leaky joints, because, when the joint is once tight, it stays tight; there are no new gaskets to be supplied; there is no attention to be paid to the joint; in the making-up of joints in meter-boxes and in close places. The Teksagon is, therefore, very convenient and is a great time-and-money-saver. And it must not be forgotten that the Teksagon coupling costs no more than the ordinary one. It is a distinct advance in the making of joints, and, of course, is applicable to other than water pipes.” The Teksagon coupling is made in three sizes.