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Stuck coin in parking meter #420018
Mon Jun 03 2013 05:08 PM
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Hi all,

So, (as I mentioned in my first post,) I've got a few parking meters - the newest is a Duncan 50 (I think it is... it's the art-deco style meter.) which I just bought yesterday. Got it home, put a coin in the slot, and it jammed.

Anyone know if it's an easy fix? Any how-to's would be appreciated!

--Ian

Re: Stuck coin in parking meter [Re: Ian] #420023
Mon Jun 03 2013 05:32 PM
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Welcome to OldGas!! I also like old parking meters a lot. I only have one right now but here is a link to some pics of the build I'm doing with it. I was planning on having it done already but my friend who is doing the paint is down with a messed up back so, it's on the back burner (no pun intended) for now.
http://www.oldgas.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Main=64740&Number=407566#Post407566

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Re: Stuck coin in parking meter [Re: Man-Cave-Shoppe Dave] #420024
Mon Jun 03 2013 05:37 PM
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Not as such, no... it was restored, and the guy who did the restoration replaced the back (where you can access the coins,) with a panel that's screwed in with 2 screws. I popped that open but the area where the problem is, is inacessible from there.

The guy who sold it to me/restored it said that the Duncan 50 can split down the middle, and I'm thinking that's what I may need to do, but I haven't found how to do that yet.

--Ian

Re: Stuck coin in parking meter [Re: Ian] #420053
Mon Jun 03 2013 07:58 PM
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Re: Stuck coin in parking meter [Re: Ian] #420059
Mon Jun 03 2013 08:14 PM
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Here is another page that has some for sale and it shows how the door works.
Maybe that will help but I would not split it until I knew that was the last option or until I was for sure that it is the way it comes apart.
http://visionsfromthepast.com/duncan-model-50-parking-meters.html


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Re: Stuck coin in parking meter [Re: Man-Cave-Shoppe Dave] #420205
Tue Jun 04 2013 02:11 PM
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Half a stick of dynamite ought to do the trick!!!

Re: Stuck coin in parking meter [Re: oilmanpat] #420341
Wed Jun 05 2013 05:08 AM
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Lay it down and keep trying to turn the handle it should get unstuck .just don't force it.

Re: Stuck coin in parking meter [Re: slipperpicker] #420344
Wed Jun 05 2013 05:23 AM
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Send a PM to bruzer75(Mike)... He has worked on all brands and types of Parking Meters. He might be able to help you?...

Mike has been helping Members of Oldgas with their "parking meter problems" for close to 7 years now...


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Re: Stuck coin in parking meter [Re: Bob Richards] #421293
Sun Jun 09 2013 08:05 AM
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Good morning Ian,
I've been away from the computer for at least a week now so I missed your post. Be happy to help if you still need it.
Good luck stay safe and may God bless us all,
Mike

Re: Stuck coin in parking meter [Re: bruzer75] #421321
Sun Jun 09 2013 11:36 AM
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Do not take anything apart. Owned one then sold it for parts. You have to be a watch repairman to mess with Miller or Duncan/Miller. Larry


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