flips and gasmeters

GSCole gscole at ARK.SHIP.EDU
Wed Mar 7 01:05:05 UTC 2001

Hope that the following Cornell-MOA site is reachable, per the URL.


It is dated June 1984, and has a column titled Nickel-in-Slot Gas
Meters, and refers to pay-before-you-burn gas meters, which have been
introduced in New York city.  The meter is "modeled on the familiar
principle of the nickel-in-the slot machine."

The item further notes that "The meter has been in use in England for
some time. . . . There the dropping of a penny (two cents) in the slot
sets the gas going.  Here 25 cents is to be used to produce this

George S. Cole  gscole at ark.ship.edu
Shippensburg University

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