American Parking Meter1

American Parking Meter

A decorative, original parking meter from the USA, circa mid part of the 20th century…

SKU: RC0837.

Product Description

An original parking meter…

Dating back to the mid part of the 20th century, circa 1950s, this is an original parking meter from the USA. Offered as a decorative piece or prop, the machine in general looks in really nice shape. Unfortunately there is no key present, but this could make a cool restoration project for an enthusiast

This particular piece is in good condition in its metal build, making it quite weighty. The coolest part of this item is when one turns the handle on the front, the Red flag switches from ‘Time Expired’ to ‘Violation’. The machine shows some wear and tear and some paint chipping, yet structurally it is good and strong. Assuming this would have originally been mounted to a steel pole, we believe the bottom ‘shell like’ piece is a newer addition (as this piece is of a soft nature)…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is some natural wear and tear. Although this piece is offered in good condition, there are a few surface marks and scuffs. It’s a little tatty in places, with some paint chipping and some scratches. The insides haven’t been checked as we haven’t been able to access it without a key. That said, we feel this would make a great project for someone! We feel the current condition simply adds to its charm and authenticity. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 21cm, Width : 21cm, Height : 49cm

Condition : Original condition, some natural wear and tear, paint chipping, tatty and dirty in places, insides not checked, no key present

Postage : Medium Item £9 to UK Mainland or local collection

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

Additional Information

Dimensions 21 x 21 x 49 cm