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Walking on Water Meters

I snapped these shots recently while taking a stroll through Wichita’s Old Town district. Despite the fact that the last water meter cover says “Wabash, Indiana”, all the photos were taken in Wichita. The first two examples have the same design and the forth and fifth examples use the same typeface for “Water Meter.” Which is your favorite? Leave a comment to cast to your vote.

Wichita, Kansas

Water Meter 01

Wichita, Kansas

Water Meter 02

Wichita, Kansas

Water Meter 03

Wichita, Kansas

Water Meter 04

Wichita, Kansas

Water Meter 05

Wichita, Kansas

Water Meter 06



  1. Mike Boutté says:

    I’d vote for #4 above, but this has always been my favorite:

  2. Hannah says:

    I love Water Meter 3 because of it’s simplicity. They’re all great in a series, I wonder how that cover traveled from Wabash to Wichita?

  3. Devin Wilkins says:

    Water Meter 02. I can’t articulate why, but it speaks to me like a water meter should, I think.

  4. Luke says:

    5. because i like it and nobody has said that one yet.

  5. lsaac viel says:

    Six for me. The slab face is great and stars are a pleasant treat for anyone who is lucky enough to look down while they pass.

  6. Bruce says:

    It’s a toss-up between #2 and #6 for me.

  7. Michael says:


    Wabash is where the meter was made. It’s clear on #6, without looking at the full size images:

    Ford Meter Box Co. Wabash, Indiana

  8. yael miller says:

    can’t decide between ’04 and ’06. Maybe leaning towards 06.

  9. Mendy says:

    I vote for #6. It’s a transplant and I have a special place in my heart for transplants!

  10. Karen says:

    I have a meter box cover with a Texas longhorn on it. It was also made in Wabash. Any idea to the worth of this meter box?

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