American "Duncan Parking Meter"

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American "Duncan Parking Meter"

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Over the years I've tried more than once to achieve something with an old parking meter.
Apart from sticking a broken one on a bit of scaffold pole and shoving it in the back garden, I failed miserably.
The ex Brighton & Hove ones being sold through Exchange & Mart at the time were salt air damaged, no locks and described as “working perhaps”.

Very recently I went over to visit an old mate (fellow collector) who shall remain nameless. Anyway Carl Stein and I go back ages, but see each other rarely these days. I sat down and before we said anything he produced a working Parking Meter on a small stand. Plonking it down in front of me he inserted a shilling and wound the handle ….
“Right” he said “15 minutes, now what do you want to discuss?”

Suddenly my interest was rekindled!

It took a few months but I tracked down an American Duncan Meter. It had locks, it worked and was exactly as it was the day it was removed off the streets and wrapped in a cardboard box.
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I also had access to a small cast iron stand.

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So a spot of rattly can, a quick blast of home made water transfers and a first time dabble at Hydro Dipping.
Now ….
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Re: American "Duncan Parking Meter"

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Great looking pail BP
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Great job. I like it. Looks a bit like a device for contacting alien life forms from a 1950s sci-fi movie, but that's most likely the stand giving that impression. !TRANSFORM!
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Re: American "Duncan Parking Meter"

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Install on a pole next to the roadway in front of your home, BP, and start making some real money.

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Looks great. I've go a double one that I've been meaning to do something with for years.
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Re: American "Duncan Parking Meter"

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aristomatic wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:54 am Great looking pail BP
Not sure I agree, isn't it a bit of a pale pail?
special when lit wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:13 pm Looks great. I've go a double one that I've been meaning to do something with for years.
For parking in stereo Gazza?

coppinpr wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 8:31 am Great job. I like it. Looks a bit like a device for contacting alien life forms from a 1950s sci-fi movie, but that's most likely the stand giving that impression. !TRANSFORM!
I think I was trying to go for a bit of a hybrid/sentient look ... wtf that means. !PUZZLED!

john t peterson wrote: Wed Jun 29, 2022 11:26 am Install on a pole next to the roadway in front of your home, BP, and start making some real money.
I'm in enough trouble with the local council without sensible ideas as well. !!UHOH!!
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