Technical drawing of the wet gas meter

Category Plans and charts

Year of manufacture/creation late 19th or early 20th century

Place of manufacture/creation Dortmund, Germany

Size Height: 37.5 cm
Width: 65.5 cm

Material paper

Museum/Storage location Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Date of admission to the museum 1991

Rights to the exhibit Gasworks Museum in Paczków

Rights to digital images public domain

Exhibit description

The technical drawing illustrates a proposal to install a wet drum gas meter in the newly built municipal gasworks in Paczków, more precisely in the machinery room. It was a production gas meter, a device which measured the volume of gas that the plant produced and the volume of gas that was purified in the machinery room. The raw material was then fed into a gas holder and into the mains.

These types of gas meters were most commonly used in the 19th and early 20th centuries. They later fell out of use replaced by rotary gas meters. This particular meter has not survived to the present day in Paczków. Similarly to other devices of this type, it was replaced by a rotary gas meter in the 1960s.

This website uses cookies – files stored on the disc – in order to collect information about the use of the website by the user (more). The user can always configure the cookies in the web browser settings.