Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Money must be registered before goods wrapped!



I love old things, they fascinate me! I spotted the ancient cash register here down a lane in the city. The innards of these old machines are not usually laid bare like this making it all the more interesting. If you pull the shot in you can see it is covered in cobwebs a complicated piece of machinery, it even has an 'on sale' button. I know there are a few readers of the blog who are extremely knowledgeable re old machines like this.. any ideas on it's date of birth? Can you just imagine the horror if anyone working the cash registers today were presented with a working model of the above :) Happy Wednesday, take care and stay safe..

29 comments:

  1. That would take a Rosetta Stone level of guide for me to figure out!

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  2. It has a £ sign so I presume it's a British machine. Decimal currency was introduced in 1971 and the half p coin disappeared in 1984, so some time between those dates I suppose. Somebody must have been very desperate for some cash to leave it in a state like that!

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  3. ...when I shop at Amish stores, they often have cash registers like this , but in good condition.

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  4. How fascinating Grace. I would say it's probably from the late 1800's.

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  5. The same kids who look at typewriters in wonder would be baffled by this one, Grace!

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  6. This is a perfect shot for Halloween....the skeletal remains of an old cash register! You are so right, young workers today would not know where to begin if presented with this contraption.

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  7. What a great find Grace! It reminds me of the old cash register my grandparents had in their little country grocery store when I was growing up. My grandfather used to let me help him in the store and taught me how to make change on one of these old machines.

    Thank you for the encouraging words yesterday about my cataract surgery. I know it will be fine and I will be able to see better. My doctor says I will still need my glasses though since I have double vision and they cannot correct that. I'll just settle for being able to see clearly again, glasses or no glasses!

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  8. Looks like a National cash register between 1940-50

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  9. That is a wonderful find Grace. Can you imagine giving a youngster today a rotary phone, typewriter and a cash register. The look on their face would be priceless. :)

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  10. Wonderful. I regret throwing out my Dads old typewriter which looked like that.

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  11. Love it and it brings back memories of me working at the Vet lab in what was then Salisbury, Rhodesia, where I had a huge switchboard with plug in phone calls and a cash register Probably not quite as old as this though. 😊😊😊 Diane

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    1. Grace there is Crow-be-gone CD tht you can also download. If you get a cheap player and put it out near the birdbath in a place where it will not get wet it should work according to all the responses that I have read. Diane

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    2. Seems like there is an app for the phone also !!!!!
      https://download.cnet.com/Scare-a-Crow/3000-2094_4-75749183.html

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  12. Ah yes, remember cash registers well from an era before credit cards.

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  13. One pound, two and six.....ding.

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  14. Thank you for the first sentence in your commentary. That means there's hope for me, yet.

    I grew up with old stuff like this but I've never seen the innards of one so this naked display makes it especially noteworthy. One of my uncles had a general store at a crossroads in a small Kansas town. When a clerk made a transaction she wrapped the appropriate info and put it into a small bulb-like container and sent it flying up and across the store to offices where the transaction was approved and appropriate monies were sent back. Great fun for a little kid to watch.

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  15. This is wonderful. I've never seen one with its casing removed and it's very cool. Now I wonder how long it's been since I've seen one of these. So many things have quietly vanished.

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  16. The good ole times, Grace!
    I remember when way back then at especially ALDI (&CO) the cash out girls (no men back in those times) knew every item´s price by heart!
    Scanners??? And, boy, they were quick, too!

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  17. Now that an oldfashoned cash register

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  18. How fun. The way to learn how things work is by viewing them from the inside out. Sold!

    Janis
    GDP

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  19. I like those old machines, can hear the "Ping" sound!

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  20. My mom had a small grocery store almost 50 years ago. She had a cas register that was antique even then.

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  21. You know I would love to take it to bits to make a collage! Got any old watches?

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  22. What a wonderful find Grace …

    All the best Jan

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  23. Neat, I love finding vintage things like this too.

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