Happy Birthday Parking Meter!
2010 Marks 75th Birthday For Hated Invention
Or at least the idea for the parking meter was conceived today in 1935.
Carl C. Magee, of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, filed for a patent for a “coin controlled parking meter” on May 13, 1935.
It would take just over three years before Magee was issued a patent for his accursed contraption.
Magee invented the parking meter with the help of Gerald A. Hale and Professor H.G. Thuesen of Oklahoma State University.
Aren’t you glad you now know the name of the evil genius that has enraged countless motorists for the past 75 years? Now you can curse him and damn him by name.
Happy Birthday parking meter!
Here is some additional history of the parking meter at The Parking Meter Page.
The pathetic, parking ticket obsessed idiots at The Expired Meter, will be chronicling other landmarks in parking history to further bore you to death during the course of the year.
We’re sure you are giddy with excited anticipation.