Electrical decimal cash register by Gledhill c.1972

Made:
1971-1975

Electrical decimal cash register by Gledhill c.1972

This electrical decimal cash register was made between February 1971 when Britain switched from pounds, shilling, and pence (£ s d) to decimal currency and 1975 when the manufacturer, Gledhill of Halifax, closed in 1975.

G H Gledhill and Sons Ltd was established by George H Gledhill (supported by his sons, Arthur H Gledhill, Gilbert Gledhill and Walter G Gledhill), to produce his new inventions. Whilst running a millinery business in Northgate, Halifax in 1886, Gledhill invented an automatic cash till and automatic cash displayer.

During World War I, the company developed a bomb-release mechanism. This was fitted as standard to the early bombers of the Royal Flying Corps and, later, the Royal Air Force. During World War II, the company produced a range of military equipment: sun compasses for desert operations, a field service level for use in road and trench construction, map measurers, booby traps, tanks and torpedoes.

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Category:
Cash Registers
Object Number:
1991-374

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