Monday, July 16, 2007

Happy birthday, parking meter



Guess what today is? Well?

It's the birthday of the parking meter!

That's right, on today's date in 1935 the first ever parking meter was put into service in Oklahoma City.

According to the parking meter page, the inventor of the parking meter was one Carl C. Magee, pictured below. Just thought you should know.

6 comments:

Tenacious S said...

I gave it a present today, eight quarters (while I helped Lulu pack).

Bubs said...

How is the packing going?

Writeprocrastinator said...

And it in turn, helped create one of the best revenue earners for the municipalities worldwide, the parking ticket.

Beth said...

Happy birthday! Extra quarters from me this a.m. when I go by my friendly neighborhood coffee shop.

Dino aka Katy said...

cool don't get to use meters very often

Chris said...

Damn you, Magee, you evil bastard!