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Carl Magee’s Parking Meter
Parking meter

Origin

Carl Magee

Type

Parking Meter

Effects

Sucks in all nearby coinage

Downsides

Causes anything urgent to suddenly expire

Activation

Turning the handle

Collected by

Warehouse 13

Section

Cheque-832J

Aisle

682902-2427

Shelf

787593-5245-278

Date of Collection

March 27, 1986

[Source]


OriginEdit

Carl Magee was a former lawyer and newspaper editor who patented the first parking meter. After he relocated to Oklahoma City after a scuffle gone badly, he was charged with finding a way to alleviate traffic congestion. When downtown vendors wanted a way to time customers to provide more business, Magee came up with the parking meter to solve their plight and create money for the city. Today, many drivers consider getting the correct change to beat the meter a hassle and receiving a ticket the bane of their commuter existence.

EffectsEdit

Turning the handle causes all nearby coinage to gravitate towards the meter. They will enter the machine single file until the machine is filled up and requires emptying. Similar shaped objects like washers and bottle caps will be accidentally taken sometimes. When the meter is finished, the closest time sensitive thing will suddenly be moved up or on the verge of expiring. Upcoming bills, doctor’s appointments and refrigerated milk will need to be handled that very day.

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