Token gas meter

Category Gas meters

Subcategory Token

Year of manufacture/creation 1911

Manufacturer/author Julius Pintsch AG

Place of manufacture/creation Berlin, Germany

Size Height: 32 cm
Width: 30.5 cm
Length: 16 cm
Weight: 4.16 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 gas meter activated the gas to flow on the insertion of special tokens. The device was manufactured in 1911 by Julius Pintsch AG from Berlin.

The gas meter was manufactured using innovative materials, such as steel and non-ferrous metals, while its bellows are made of leather.

Before the First World War, it was possible to settle one’s gas bill with coins carrying the denomination of 10 pfennigs. After the war, the coins were replaced with tokens.

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