Cross-section of a bellows gas meter with sliding valves

Category Gas meters

Subcategory Modern

Year of manufacture/creation 1995

Manufacturer/author Intergaz

Place of manufacture/creation Tarnowskie Góry, Poland

Size Height: 28 cm
Width: 32 cm
Length: 17.5 cm
Weight: 2,62 kg

Material stainless steel, plastic, glass, brass, synthetic rubberized fabric

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

Through this gas meter, gas flows like blood through a heart. This device was used in houses heated with gas. As it flowed through the gas meter, the gas filled two bellows in succession, which moved alternately and powered the measuring instrument. The meter then accurately calculated the gas used to heat the house.

The cross-section of the device allows us to look inside and find out what types of mechanisms are hidden behind the steel casing.

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