Apparently the first parking meter was introduced 71 years ago, today, in Oklahoma City.
It was invented by Carl Magee;
" ..a lying, un-American political harlot, fatheaded imbecile remittance man, dirty cowardly reprobate, wicked, wanton, false, malicious, dishonest, corrupt, unscrupulous, and worse than the assassin of President McKinley."
He can't have been all that bad, he shot and winged a judge.
It was either a poor shot, or the Judge's time hadn't expired....