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« on: November 07, 2009, 11:36:02 AM »

Some people collect old parking meters. Here are some resources for antique parking meters:

http://www.ionet.net/~luttrell/index2.html

http://www.pom.com/

http://www.mackaymeters.com/

http://duncansolutions.com/duncanindustries/support/downloads/downloads.htm

This document is good for rebuilding old meters:

http://www.duncanindustries.com/support/downloads/documents/MechanicalParkingMeterServiceManual.doc
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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2009, 09:48:47 AM »

Here's a picture (borrowed to illustrate my point) of how an old parking meter such as a Duncan is displayed. A short piece of cast iron pipe holds it nicely.


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« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2009, 09:51:29 AM »

I saw a parking meter in the bushes once with money in it! Did not pick it up as I thought it might be a police sting!
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« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009, 09:59:13 AM »

Someone problaby stole it, found too hard to break in and then ditched it.
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009, 10:06:43 AM »

Someone problaby stole it, found too hard to break in and then ditched it.

Yeh, that's probably exactly what happened. We had a rash of those thefts several years ago in my locality.

Anyway, for those that need parts for old parking meters, Duncan still sells parts for their meters. There's a few sellers on ebay making reproduction parts like dome lenses and flag decals. Just type "parking meter" into ebay's search box.
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« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2009, 08:54:44 PM »

Yes, Parking meters are another fun thing to collect !, Here are a couple of mine....
A Duncan and a couple of Rockwells



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« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2009, 09:34:44 PM »

I think those are very nice... yes
I want one of those for my driveway... Tongue Out
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2009, 09:38:07 PM »

I like the green one. Same color as my car!
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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2009, 09:49:13 PM »

Yes, John deere green   Tongue Out
I like the green one. Same color as my car!
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« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2009, 11:18:08 PM »

I think those are very nice... yes
I want one of those for my driveway... Tongue Out

Don't let my wife see one of these,she will trade you one of the slots and put the meter in the bathroom.....oh the humanity of it all.......
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« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2009, 02:50:52 AM »

There will be a few at the Chicago Show this weekend for anyone thats looking in the area applause
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« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2009, 02:53:49 AM »

I think those are very nice... yes
I want one of those for my driveway... Tongue Out

Don't let my wife see one of these,she will trade you one of the slots and put the meter in the bathroom.....oh the humanity of it all.......

If I can find a parking meter, you think I can trick her into trading your new "BIRD" for it??? OK OK, don't you give me the BIRD!!! You know the American Sign Language F muted U BIRD!!! I was just joking!

Was the pawn shop pricing as good as the shed pricing? You find all the good deals!  yes yes yes

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« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2009, 08:37:24 AM »

This, of course. sparked my interest...
I called all four pawn shops in a 200 mile radius of my home...
nobody had a slot...or parking meters for that matter.
They each told me about the nice stereos,
DVD players, golf clubs and guitars they had for sale though....lol
I think only the pawn shops in Nevada have slots... hissy fit
I should start a new topic called >>> "What's in Your Local Pawnshop?"... bust gut laughing
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« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2009, 08:59:04 AM »

There is a pawn shop near me. I asked if he would buy a slot machine from me for resale. He said that no one would be intrested and "Arent they illegal?" So you see, not everyone is gung-ho like we are at NLG! Every time I bring the subject up to someone, they think it's a "cute" idea but could never see themselves doing it, wonder why????
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« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2009, 07:11:49 PM »

I have found most of mine on ebay. There is usually lots of meters, and parts !
Also some neat drive in speakers..


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« Reply #15 on: November 12, 2009, 07:15:22 PM »

Do you run your meters on tokens or quarters?
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« Reply #16 on: November 12, 2009, 07:20:35 PM »

Some take pennys, But most take nickles,Dimes, Or Quarters.
Do you run your meters on tokens or quarters?
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« Reply #17 on: November 12, 2009, 10:02:27 PM »

I have found most of mine on ebay. There is usually lots of meters, and parts !
Also some neat drive in speakers..


Looks like an RCA "Old Style" junction box and two "CBX" (RCA knockoff) drive-in speakers.

I worked at several drive-ins for 20 years as service tech repairing speakers and amplifiers.
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« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2012, 12:28:32 PM »

I have recently been given our cities original parking meters (Duncan Miller and Miller Meter - Early 40s).  Well over 200 full meters and about 15 boxes full of brand new mechinisms (all different models) I would say at least 500 of them.  I see that there is a slight demand for them but not in the quantity that I have.  Any ideas on who would be interested in such an over whelming amout of parking meters and mechanisms. Help
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« Reply #19 on: February 15, 2012, 06:27:23 AM »

Hi do you have any parts? Looking for a few Of the timers inside of meter  new
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« Reply #20 on: February 15, 2012, 10:27:28 AM »

Do you want to sell any of those ? Are they complete ? How much shipped tp NJ 08527 ?
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« Reply #21 on: February 15, 2012, 11:13:16 AM »

  Me, too! Yes indeed... I also would be interisted in possibly purchasing 1 if you decied to sell any of them individually
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« Reply #22 on: February 15, 2012, 11:00:13 PM »

Some of the members of the video arcade game collectors forum would likely buy some of your parking meters/parts. Suggest joining those forums and posting a message there too:

http://forums.arcade-museum.com/

Be sure to mention I sent you.
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« Reply #23 on: February 16, 2012, 07:54:23 AM »

I think there would be several member here interested in buying one if you were willing to sell them individually. I'd like to have one, it would be a fun addition to my basement.
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« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2012, 03:09:02 PM »

Here is a lot of 125+ for sale in California Surfing

http://www.propertyroom.com/l/parking-meters-125/8470111
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