The Park-O-Meter

In the late 1920s and early 1930s, American cities had a problem: traffic congestion. In just Oklahoma, the number of cars on the road grew exponentially, from 3,000 in 1913 to 500,000 by 1930. Streets meant for horse and carriages had to support hundreds of cars to and from work every day, and then there was the question of parking. Enter Carl C. Magee and Gerald A. Hale and their Park-O-Meter. This week on LoyalTV, join us for a look at how the parking meter was born right here in Oklahoma City and how their innovative device provided a modern solution for a modern vexation!