Americana: About the Right to Free Air

bout the Right to Free Air

Ever since the pay toilet was banned by the New York State legislature last year, Nik-O-Lok Co. of Indianapolis, which markets the device and collects some 25% of the revenue, has been working to regain its lost business. One solution: a device that enables gas stations to charge 25¢ for the use of an air hose to pump up a tire. Said Nik-O-Lok Manager Martin Miller: "If you think air is free, try blowing up a tire with your mouth."

Last week the counter-counterrevolution began. The town board of...

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