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Re: Parking meters
Doc Smith #314571 Sat Mar 24 2012 12:22 PM
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INSTALLING OR CHANGING TIMER
1. Position indicator near center of dial.
2. Insert timer connector in proper take-off gear. Position
timer, and jiggle to seat. Rotate onto studs.
3. CHANGING TIMER WITH MAINSPRING WOUND:
See Fig 8. Hold indicator firmly with fingers while rotating
timer off studs. Either replace timer immediately or let
indicator down gently to rest position.
CAUTION. Do not operate reset lever with timer removed
and mainspring wound. If timer is not replaced immediately,
let indicator down to rest position. Move indicator
back to mid-dial position before replacing timer.
4. TIMER MOUNTING: If timer does not seat snug, use
wind crank over studs, bending each one slightly toward
center. If plastic cover is loose, rub screwdriver blade along
edges of stainless steel cup, to roll in.

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ASSEMBLE SIGNAL CLUSTER1. Rub working edge and sides of leaf cam across
crocus cloth to smooth. Dry lubricate edge by marking
with soft lead pencil. Groove in bushing in which
leaf cam shdes may be cleaned with string.
2. Hold idler arm in right hand. Place indicator gear.
CHECK: Snap indicator back and forth. If idler
gear chatters replace gear, or stud. Move indicator
.4UTION: Apply no oil to this assembly.
slowly checking free meshing of gear teeth.
C H E C K : Spider pawl for free movement. If face of
pawl is grooved, file flat, or replace.
3. Place spider assembly with spider pawl fitting in
cutout section of gear teeth.
4. Place signal on shaft. CHECK: Forked lever
should not easily pass over turned-up end of signal.

INSTALLING SIGNAL CLUSTER
1. Hold cluster between thumb and fingers
with parts in following relation: signal, time indicator,
and leg holding spider pawl, all in vertical position.
Idler arm at 4 o'clock relative to gear.

Insert idler arm
between signal actuation lever
(on cam assembly) and 2-hour
take-off gear. As part drops over
2-hour gear shaft, move index
finger down to guide forked
lever onto stud. Next, use index
finger to hold signal counter
weight (Model " G " only) clear
of stud. With downward motion,
and pressing slightly to rear, fit
end of shaft into rear pivot
screw. Partially tighten rear
pivot screw, leaving space for inserting
spring over front end of
shaft.'
3. With tweezers place spider
return spring over end of shaft.
Tighten both pivot screws. Hook
short end of spring in opening.
Hook long end of spring on
spoke of spider next to adjusting
screw. (Use #7 crochet
hook for convenient hooking of
spring.)
4. Install graduated dial, with
edge clearing indicator.

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INSTALLING SPRINGS
1. COIN TRIP L E V E R SPRING; Insert hook through
bottom hole in lever and swing to right. Hook bottom
loop over stud.
2. SIGNAL RETURN SPRING: (Applies to Model
" H " only up to January, 1956.) Hook one end in groove
in spacer post, and other end under bushing to notch
in signal shank. (After January, 1956 a redesigned
signal latch is provided, so one spring serves both
latch and signal.)
NOTE: The Model " H " signal may be used as replacement
on Model " G " meters by using signal return
spring. Hook to spacer post, or to new type signal
latch if available.
3. INDEX PAWL SPRING: Hook turned over coil
on signal bracket, and other end on right leg of index
pawl.
4. IDLER A R M SPRING: (Assuming this spring was
hooked onto stud per Fig. 1, Item 1.) Using #7 crochet
hook, pull spring out and hook it into edge of hole
in idler arm, inserting from right side. Work through
hole with tweezers.
5. RESET L E V E R RETURN SPRING: Place loop
end over stud on cam assembly. Hook other end on
squeeze lever, using tweezers.
6. (Model " H " Only) AUXILIARY RESET L E VE
SPRING: Insert the hook into end of coils of indicate
spring, and loop other end over same stud used f(
indicator return spring.
7. INDICATOR RETURN SPRING: Hook one en
through tumed-up ear on indicator gear. Bring ov(
top of bushing and hook onto stud.
8. SPIDER PAWL SPRING: Insert long end in bra;
hole and hook short end in spider pawl, with " U " ben
engaging top rivet groove. Press firmly with indf
finger on surface where long end protrudes, sharp]
bending spring up and around edge of part. Swin
end across head of rivet, and lock in lower rivi
groove. Check for free movement.
OIL MECHANISM: Before placing timer, apply
drop of M E C H oil to each rotating shaft bearing i
the two brass plates. Apply from side most easil
reached. (NEVER OIL FOLLOWING LOCATION:
Indicator pivot cups or any parts on the indicator an
signal assembly. Bearings for index pawl and sign;
latch.)

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Doc Smith #314575 Sat Mar 24 2012 12:24 PM
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ADJUSTING ASSEMBLED MECHANISM
1. Fully wind mainspring,
2. SIGNAL. With indicator advanced, release signal
latch with finger. If signal does not "snap" up, check
for possible bind between fork and actuation lever.
Move signal slowly with finger, and if it does not latch
smoothly, bend adjust angle of mating parts.
Return indicator slowly, and if signal does not release
at instant the "expired" mark is reached, adjust dial.
3. PENNY CHECK: Let rotator turn slowly with
penny, by holding star wheel. If latch end of signal
does not move slightly above latching position, the
following adjustment may be made: (If arm is not
loose on bushing) advance reset lever about half
way and hold loosely. Trip signal. Insert screwdriver
horizontally from right, between 2-hour take-off shaft
and lower edge of signal actuation arm. Rotate screwdriver
to pry up lever slightly. Do this a little at a
time, checking when signal is barely latched on slow
penny operation.
4. NICKEL CHECK: Let rotator turn slowly with
nickel, until index pawl bites deepest into index ring
teeth. If pawl does not contact bottom of tooth, bend
index pawl pin up slightly. Let rotator turn until index
pawl is fully backed away from teeth. If penny tooth
is not barely cleared, bend index pawl pin down
slightly (reverse of above). Make this adjustment by
bending stamping close to pin, using long nose pliers
or special alignment tool. Insert from left side of
mechanism.
5. Hold reset lever in fully advanced position. Return
indicator to expired position, and let it advance slowly
with finger observing if there are any catchy spots.
If binding, check visually for mbbing contact (evident
by markings where contact occurs).
6. Check spider pawl for free movement. Check coin
trip lever, that it is riding close to the face of rotator.
7. Finally, operate with all coin sizes. Each coin
should give slightly more time than its value never
less time.
8. To set indexing ring for cumulative 10P-2N-2
HOUR (nickel per hour rate): First set ring to give
between 12 and 13 minutes on a penny. Return indicator
to zero, and insert a nickel for first hour, and
second nickel for second hour. The first nickel should
set for slightly more than 60 minutes, and the second
nickel never less than 2 hours. If short a few minutes
on the second nickel, shift the dial to the left making
it read correctly with the time indicator. Repeat
above adjustment of index ring.

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Doc Smith #314577 Sat Mar 24 2012 12:26 PM
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Last installment. May not be identical to what someone has, but should help, I'm sure some of the parts are relevent to other meters?
T R O U B L E SHOO
TOO MUCH TIME FOR COIN
1. Index ring adjustment.
2. Index pawl pin adjustment,
3. Index ring tooth broken.
4. Spider pawl binding, or its
spring off.
5. Idler arm spring disconnected.
6. Index pawl spring unhooked or
not enough tension.
7. Signal actuation arm rubbing
idler arm.
8. Bent reset lever pin.
9. Bent coin.
TROUGLE SHOOTING CHECK LIST
TOO LITTLE TIME FOR COIN TOO LITTLE TIME FOR COIN
1. Index ring adjustment. 1. Index ring adjustment.
2. Index pawl pin adjustment. 2. Index pawl pin adjustment
3. Index ring tooth broken 3. Indicator assembly rubbing
4. Spider assembly not returning. 4. Spider assembly not returning.
5. Idler arm spring disconnected 5. Idler gear bearing loose (chatter).
6. Index pawl spring unhooked or 6. Oil on idler gear, or indicator assembly.
not enough tension
7. Signal actuation arm rubbing 7. Bad indicator gear or idler gear
idler arm.
8. Bent reset lever pin. 8. Indicator spring needs more tension.
9. Bent coin. 9. Signal "dead locking" on bottom
of signal latch.
10. Flicker or star wheel worn
(too fast rotator action),
11. Loose or bent reset lever pin.
12. Damper weight sticking on indicator
(non-cumulative operation only).

Re: Parking meters
bruzer75 #333697 Fri Jun 15 2012 05:20 PM
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how do i mount the meter to pole. i have heard of using 2" PVC. i have the bolt with the wedges on them, what do they tighten up against in the pole.

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moonphone #333720 Fri Jun 15 2012 06:28 PM
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2" PVC works well for me. Loosen the bolt enough so the wedges and the bottom angled part of the meter fit into the pole. As you tighten the bolt it drives the wedges up and tight inside the pole. Hope that makes sense.
Mike

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Re: Parking meters
bruzer75 #333809 Sat Jun 16 2012 08:23 AM
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Thanks Bruzer, after i sent the post i figured it out after hrs of stearing at it. lol. thanks for the quick response, this site has great memebers.

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Re: Parking meters
moonphone #335651 Fri Jun 22 2012 08:04 PM
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well just finished my first meter. heres a before and after. i have two more just like it to do.

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^^^^^^ What did you use for the base?

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badgas #337241 Thu Jun 28 2012 08:20 AM
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Its a PVC shower drain. It upside down now. It has a screw in grate. I unscrewed it put a sheet of plastic, screwed the grate back and filled it with cement. Cut a piece of 2" pipe that i glued to the base and mounted the meter. i have a second one that i made with a longer piece of pipe so the meter stands at full height outdoors. i also got a 90 degree elbow with a flange so i can mount the meter to the wall.

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Re: Parking meters
moonphone #450796 Thu Jul 25 2013 12:54 PM
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Very cool to see other collections of parking meters! Here are my 3:






I've always liked coin operated devices, locks, old phones and the like, parking meters just fit in there nicely!
By the way, what model are the Duncans with the round vault?

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Re: Parking meters
Telephoneguy #451180 Sat Jul 27 2013 11:06 AM
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I believe the Duncan Parking meters with the round vault are the Model 70.
May God bless us all,
Mike

Re: Parking meters
bruzer75 #451187 Sat Jul 27 2013 12:07 PM
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here's one I just finished



Collecting Supertest and Canadian oil cans
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Johnay #451630 Mon Jul 29 2013 06:54 PM
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Mike, thanks for the info! And Johnay, that looks pretty sweet!

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