Electrical decimal cash register by Gledhill c.1972


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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