A separate removable and replaceable coin validation unit for use in a coin-operated device has a housing and clip formations by means of which the housing is releasably held in a cavity in the coin-operated device. The coin validation unit is electrically operable and has electrical connectors which connect with complementary connectors in the cavity. The coin operated device is particularly a single bay parking meter.
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4875598 Vending machine for vending one-at-a-time merchandise articles of a plurality of similar such merchandise objects, each of a substantially rectangular parallelopiped shape, such as a newspaper, magazine, or the like
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