New Orleans Original Crescent Box Water Meter Cover
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This auction is for a genuine New Orleans Crescent Box Meter Cover, obtained from the Ford Meter Box Co. of Wabash, Indiana. This is a real meter cover, not a copy. It is exactly the same as those in use in New Orleans today, only better since it will never rust or corrode.
A SUPERIOR FINISH !
This cast-iron meter cover has been powder-coated with a superior outdoor finish that is environmentally friendly and provides a tough, durable UV resistant surface that will never rust or corrode, and is perfect for indoor or outdoor use. You could put this cover out in your backyard today; twenty years from now t will be no rust or corrosion on it, and with no trips to the hardware store for harsh chemicals and wire brushes.
In addition to outdoor use, this meter cover also makes an outstanding indoor display. The 11 3/4" diam. meter cover fits perfectly on an 8" plate easel. The meter cover weighs 9.5 lbs. and is 2 3/4" high.
OWN A PIECE OF NEW ORLEANS HISTORY !
Still in use today on the streets and sidewalks of New Orleans, the cover of the Crescent Water Meter Box was customized for the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board in 1921 by Edwin Ford, with his now famous design of a crescent moon surrounded by 9 stars. The Crescent Box cover has been the standard meter cover