New in the collection: multitasking Cabarrus Fair souvenir

Cabarrus County Fair souvenir from 1969
Back of Cabarrus County Fair souvenir. It reads "Officer Be Right Back. Gone to Get Change for Parking Meter."


This odd plastic relic of the age of coin-op parking meters just makes me smile. Designed to slip over the top of a driver’s side window, it not only promotes the Cabarrus fair, but also serves to dodge a parking ticket and (I’m guessing here) to provide a couple of handy coathooks.

Wonder how “gone to get change” went over with the local constabulary….