History and Story Behind Inventions: Parking Meter
About the story behind the invention of parking meter, history and biography of inventor Carl C. Magee.
INVENTION: Parking Meter
INVENTOR: Carl C. Magee, U.S.
HOW INVENTED: He was inspired to develop a curbside money collector that made urban drivers pay for their parking space and provided cities with revenue.
He found the idea difficult to sell, until Oklahoma City, Okla., agreed to install the 1st meters in July, 1935. The meters caught on immediately.
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