Cylindrical gas meter

Category Gas meters

Subcategory Cylindrical

Year of manufacture/creation 1896

Manufacturer/author S. Elster

Place of manufacture/creation Berlin, Germany

Size Height: 39 cm
Width: 32 cm
Length: 20 cm
Weight: 4.78 kg

Material stainless steel, glass, goatskin

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

This exhibit is one of the oldest measuring devices in the collection of the Gasworks Museum. With its cylindrical shape, this device resembles a barrel. The exhibit was built in 1896 by S. Elster of Berlin.

The gas meter measured the consumed gas and provided the value in cubic meters or, more accurately, in litres. Made from steel, it also features elements made from non-ferrous metals.

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