Blackboards in Parking Garage
Speed Up Service To assure that the motorist’s wishes as to service would be carried out correctly by the attendants, the owner of one parking garage made up a number of small blackboards which could be hung on the bumpers.
Ninety seven years later and you’d be hard pressed to find a hundred electric cars in all of NYC.
Incidentally the $45 a month price would be equivalent to $1022 a month in 2012 dollars. While that sounds like a lot of money I’m sure you could find valet lots around central park that actually cost that much today.
OWNERS CO-OPERATE IN GARAGE
ELECTRIC car owners and dealers in the Central Park district of New-York City have banded together and built a co-operative garage. One hundred electric machines have been placed in the new station and six dealers in electrics and accessories have taken show room along the street frontage. As the result, the fortunate ones have reduced storage expenses considerably.
PRESS a button and park your car! The Park-O-Mat automatically places an auto in any desired stall of a garage. With it, more cars can be parked in less space in less time by fewer attendants.
At the garage entrance arms grip the front and rear bumpers and slide the car to an elevator.
Inside A Parking Meter
PARKING meters are singing a $$ tune these days as more and more communities resort to this method of eliminating traffic congestion—and filling the city treasury. Each meter has two doors—one for the mechanism, which is opened by the repair company, and the other to the money, this one being opened by the city. Where no parking meters stand sentinel, cars snuggle bumper to bumper, fenders scrape fenders, and the poor pedestrian is compelled to squirm between Cadillacs. •\
NOBODY CLAIMS HOUSE IN MIDDLE OF STREET
CITY fathers of Santa Monica, California, were confronted with a perplexing problem recently when they woke up one morning to find that a full-sized residence had sprouted up overnight in the middle of one of its main streets, blocking traffic and causing much consternation on the part of neighbors.
PAY 5 CENTS; LOCK YOUR BICYCLE
A BICYCLE lock which works on the principle of a slot machine has won favor in European countries where the automobile has not displaced the two-wheeled machine in popularity. As shown in the picture at the right, the locking device is attached to the wall of a building. When a coin is inserted in the slot a stout chain is released with which the bicycle is fastened. A key is obtained at the same time.
How would they get a car from the back of a row? There is an small automatic parking garage in my neighborhood and it’s pretty complex.
HOTEL for AUTOS
Traffic congestion in New York City has become such a serious problem that a special parking garage, or more properly a hotel for automobiles, is now being erected near Times Square alter the design pictured above. Cars are handled automatically—all the attendants have to do is drive the automobile onto the elevator, press the proper button, and the car is whisked to the correct floor and stored in its individual stall, all without the need of human assistance.
TOWER OF REVOLVING FLOORS FOR PARKING AUTOMOBILES
As a solution to the automobile parking problem, an Ohio inventor offers a circular steel garage “tower,” consisting of a number of revolving stories arranged one above the other and each affording space for several cars, which are to be raised to position by an outside elevator. He estimates that a structure of this type with twenty floors, thirty-six feet in diameter, would hold two hundred automobiles and might provide additional facilities for radio stations, an observation or amusement center, or possibly a landing place for aircraft or an anchor post for dirigibles.
Ferris Wheel Auto Parking
PARKING is the great problem of modern American life, at least in cities and wherever there are great numbers of people. The very term, derived from military language (the “park of artillery”) has come to have a thousand applications. At the present time, a considerable number of potential car owners are deterred from purchase by the apparently unanswerable problem of parking their machines when at work or shopping, etc.
Garage folds against side of wall
A new awning garage bolts to an outside wall, folds flat when not in use, and pulls down to enclose a car. Its pivoted tubular ribs are spring-balanced for easy raising and lowering. British Carquad is made in seven lengths from 9 to 18 feet, can be attached to an existing garage for a second car or to house a small boat.