Token gas meter

Category Gas meters

Subcategory Token

Year of manufacture/creation 1962

Manufacturer/author Kromschröder

Place of manufacture/creation Osnabrück, Germany

Size Height: 26 cm
Width: 18.5 cm
Length: 17.5 cm
Weight: 3.6 kg

Material stainless steel, glass, goatskin, 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

Most gas users would be surprised if they were required to insert coins into a meter in order to activate the flow of gas. Today, token gas meters seem to be a technical curiosity from the inception of the gas industry.

This gas meter with a slot mechanism is one of the newest gas meters in the extensive collection of the Gasworks Museum in Paczków – it was manufactured in 1962. Such devices have been used until recently in some German states and in the British Isles.

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