NCR mechnical cash register class 700 size 4227, 1937-1938

NCR Corporation

NCR mechnical cash register class 700 size 4227, serial number 3583782, 1937-1938. WIth stamped metal cabinet finished in black enamel paint. Serial number dates this cash register to between January 1937 (serial number 3575951) and January 1938 (serial number 3677320) and very probably to 1937.

In 1879, the American bar owner James Ritty invented the cash register. He hoped his invention would thwart his employee's attempts at pocketing money - his first model was called 'Ritty's Incorruptible Cashier'.

Ritty sold his company, cash register and patents in 1881 and a new company was established - the National Manufacturing Company. In 1884, the company was renamed the National Cash Register Company, maker of the first mechanical cash registers, and their first offices were based in Dayton, Ohio. The National Cash Register Company (NCR) dominated the production and sale of cash registers around the world. NCR cash registers were very widespread after the First World War and have continued to operate into the twenty-first century as NCR.

The NCR class 700 cash register was a basic mechnical cash register capable of keeping track of total sales and was very similar to the earlier NCR class 300 cash register. The class 700 cash register included a secure cash drawer and a paper printing function.


Cash Registers
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cash registers
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