Gas meter token (Strzelin)

Category Gas meters

Subcategory Tokens

Year of manufacture/creation early 20th century

Manufacturer/author Strzelin Gasworks

Place of manufacture/creation Strzelin, then Germany

Size Diameter: varied, approximately 2.23 cm
Weight: 2.59 g

Material brass

Museum/Storage location Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Date of admission to the museum 1996

Rights to the exhibit Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Rights to digital images public domain


Exhibit description

When inserting a token into a gas meter, one could always see which city they were in.

Each gasworks had its own type of token, and they varied in weight, size and material from which they were made. This smart solution prevented the involvement of speculators and the exchange of tokens between cities.

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