Parking Meters

Invented in 1935 by Carl Magee, idea of a coin operated clockwork device to control parking. Was called "Black Maria" but later changed to "Park-O-Meter". First used in Oklahoma City in 1935 with a 5 cents fee. Movie "Cool Hand Luke" with Paul Newman portrayed of parking meters as an antiestablishment target, Luke beheaded many meters in 1967 movie. Since 1990 meters are now with electronic timers.

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