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An Oklahoman invented that?

by The 100 Companies

Oklahoma is known for many things, including sport teams, country music stars and wild spring weather. But did you know that Oklahoma is also home to many well-known inventions that we use every day?

• Parking meter — invented in 1935 by Carl Magee to bring in revenue and help free up parking spaces.

• Shopping cart — invented in 1936 by Sylvan Goldman for a new “No Basket Carrying Plan.”

• Voicemail — invented in the 1970s by Gordon Matthews out of frustration of playing telephone tag.

• PIKEPASS — invented in 1991 by Richard Ridings to record toll charges at highway speeds.

Nic Armbruster, Jones PR

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