For over 100 years, Gurley
has manufactured hydrological current meters and accessories for open
channels, rivers and streams. Products include Price and pygmy meters,
digital indicators and headphone sets, support systems, including
cranes, sounding reels and more. Their rugged, durable construction
assures many years of trouble-free, accurate operation under the most
difficult of field survey conditions. All the instruments are completely
portable and self-contained for operation in a field environment.
In 1885, Gurley (then W.
& L.E. Gurley) entered into a contract with William Gunn Price
(1853-1928) for the manufacturing and distribution of his patented Price
current meters. Price was the foremost authority on current meters in
his day. His greatest claim to fame was the discharge-measuring
operations of the Mississippi River Commission, which he headed. His
efforts paved the way for Gurley into the field of hydrological
equipment manufacturing. Later, in 1896, Edwin Geary Paul, then the head
mechanician of the U.S. Geological
Survey, designed and developed the
first pygmy meter in conjunction with W. & L.E. Gurley. Its
lightness, ability to disassemble and pack into a very small space
appealed to the technicians in the field.
Throughout our history, we
have always blazed a trail for others to follow. Many of the first
current meter designs have their roots in Troy, and meters manufactured
decades ago are still in use today. We take great pride in our heritage
and stand by our ISO 9001 accreditation as a quality instrument
manufacturer. We welcome any questions or comments you have.
to reach us via e-mail or contact us at
Street Troy, NY 12181 (800) 759-1844, (518) 272-6300 fax