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World's 1st parking meter installed...
Item # 644634
July 21, 1935
THE NEW YORK TIMES, section 2 only, July 21, 1935
* World's very 1st parking meters installed
The top of the front page of this section has a two column heading: "Park-0-Meters Start a Controversy; Oklahoma City Split Into Two Camps" with subhead and related photo. (see)
Other topics throughout. Complete section 2 only with all 8 pages, rag edition in nice condition.
wikipedia notes: Holger George Thuesen and Gerald A. Hale designed the first working parking meter, the Black Maria, in 1935. The History Channel's... History's Lost and Found documents their success in developing the first working parking meter. Thuesen and Hale were engineering professors at Oklahoma State University and began working on the parking meter in 1933 at the request of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma lawyer and newspaper publisher Carl C. Magee. The world's first installed parking meter was in Oklahoma City on July 16, 1935.
Category: The 20th Century