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Industry Circular

Number: 66-2
Date: January 17, 1966

Office of the Commissioner of Internal Revenue Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division


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Brewers and others concerned:

Purpose. This circular is issued to inform you that a Revenue Procedure, covering the approval of a new metering system, will be published in an early issue of the Internal Revenue Bulletin. The revenue procedure will publicize the approval of the Fischer & Porter Company Magnetic Meter Monitoring System SE #5264 for use in metering beer in breweries under 26 CFR Part 245. This system is the same as the approved Fischer & Porter Company Tamper-Proof Meter and Totalizer System, announced in Revenue Procedure 64-2, C.B. 1964-1 (Part 1) 641, except that a magnetic meter is used in place of a turbine type meter.

Controls. The panel containing the totalizers and means of setting adjustment factors is to be kept under separate lock and key under Government control. The brewer will control all other operating controls.

Installation and Test. For testing brewers' meters, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division ordinarily has available only master meters having 2-inch flanged connections. Therefore, brewery meters must be so installed as to be readily tested by such 2-inch meters. Also, where brewery meters normally operate in excess of the maximum rate of flow for Government master meters-usually 90 to 100 gallons per minute-provisions must be made to test such brewery meters at a lesser rate of flow.

Inquiries. Inquiries regarding this industry circular should refer to its number and should be addressed to the office of your Assistant Regional Commissioner (Alcohol and Tobacco Tax).

Harold Serr

Harold A. Serr

Director, Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division

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