Slot mechanism from a token gas meter

Category Gas meters

Subcategory Token

Year of manufacture/creation the 1920s

Place of manufacture/creation Germany

Size Height: 5 cm
Width: 5.5 cm
Length: 7 cm
Weight: 0.48 kg

Material streel, brass

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

Tiny gas tokens had a long way to travel here. Before they fell into a container from which they could be removed by a gas agent, the tokens activated various cogs and ratchets. In this way, they performed their most important task – they opened the valve releasing the gas. An old-fashioned counter accurately calculated how many tokens were inserted and the quantity of the gas which flowed through the device.

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