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.

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 including cash register and time clocks. Whilst running a millinery business in Northgate, Halifax in 1886, Gledhill invented an automatic cash till and automatic cash displayer.

During the First World War, 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 the Second World War, 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.

In 1964, the time-recorder business was sold to the Simplex Time Recorder Company of Gardner, Massachusetts. The business closed in 1975.

Details

Category:
Cash Registers
Object Number:
1991-374
type:
cash registers