Bellows gas meter

Category Gas meters

Year of manufacture/creation 1931

Manufacturer/author Kromschröder

Place of manufacture/creation Osnabrück, Germany

Size Height: 30 cm
Width: 26.5 cm
Length: 14 cm
Weight: 3.66 kg

Material steel, leather

Museum/Storage location Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Date of admission to the museum 1992

Rights to the exhibit Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Rights to digital images public domain


Exhibit description

Today, we are used to measuring gas in cubic meters, although in the past this measuring unit was not an obvious choice when it came to gas.

The German-made gas meters, once popular in Poland, featured mysterious “flames”. This is how the throughput of this bellows gas meter is defined – its rating plate indicates that it amounted to ten flamme, meaning flames.

An additional description visible on the casing helps to solve this mystery. It explains that ten flames mean one and a half cubic meters per hour. How many flames does the throughput of your gas meter have?

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