Thomson Meter Company.
Joseph W. Kay, treasurer of the Thomson Meter Company, was formerly its president. He became interested in the water meter business in 1883, and was the principal financial investor in the several companies which were merged in 1890 into the present one. He has never faltered in his confidence in “ the survival of the fittest.” In his judgment the discmeter was the best. The history of the Thomson Meter Company under its present management, in which Mr. Kay has always been an active member, is phenomenal. In less than three years, it has made and sold over 32,000 water meters.Its latest product, the “ Bee ” meter, illustrated in our advertising pages, is the invention of Frank Lambert, president of the company, and embodies all the improvements which years of practical study and use have shown to be necessary to approach perfection in machines intended to solve the problems which confront engineers in regard to the stoppage of waste in the water supply of cities. Mr. Kay is best known as an active worker in the cause of the veterans of the late u’ar. His motto, “ Fraternity means something,” and also that of Home and Country Magazine, issued at 53 East Tenth street. New York city, of which he is the owner and publisher, is known everywhere among veterans. He is chairman of the committee on legislation of the Grand Army of the Republic, which meets at Indianapolis this week.