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Cash Register Timeline

The history of the cash register from where it started to where it is now.
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Nicholas Leiper

on 10 May 2011

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Transcript of Cash Register Timeline

1883 1884 1897 1906 1910 1916 1955 2011 On January 30,1884 James Ritty, who was a saloonkeeper in Dayton Ohio, and John Birch recieved a patent for the cash register. When they came up with the idea they called it the "Incorruptible Cashier." It was the first mechanical cash register. It had metal keys on it to type in the amount, and a bell to tell that there was a sale. First Cash Register James Ritty In 1884 John H Patterson decided to buy several of James Ritty's cash registers. Later Patterson purchased both the company and the cash register patent for $6,500. After the purchase he renamed the company to " The National Cash Register Company." He became a very succsessful man. The company became a lot more succsessful after Patterson bought it. About 84 companies sold cash register in 1888. Stock bond of NCRC John H Patterson In 1897 Patterson's company "The National Cash Register Company"
became the best selling cash register company in that time. Of all the companies back then there are only 3 surviving companies today. Around
this date Patterson also added the paper roll to the cash register making the machine even better. Antique Regiter with paper roll In 1906, Charles Kettering made the first cash register with a electronic motor. This design also added on to the retail value of a cash register then which was about $100. Cash register with
elecronic motor In 1910 a cash register was found in almost every
estalishment. They were getting more and more
affordable so the average person could buy them.
They were becoming a necessity for most buisnesses. Modern-Day buisness
Using antique cash
register In 1916, around World War 1, more than 1.5 million cash registers were sold. The reason was bronze and brass ( what cash regiters were made of ) were appropriated in that time. Bronze Brass In the 1950's and 1960's one of the best cash register companies
was the London Based Cash Registers LTD. It were founded by the brothers Sam and Henry Gross. The two had a role in inventing the special key to open the drawer of the cash register. Old Cash Register Key The cash registers used today have come a long way from what they used to be. But they still have some alike features like the cash drawer, bell, keys, and the paper roll. tHE CASH REGISTERS TODAY ARE USUALLY TOUCH SCREEN WITH INVENTORY SCANNERS AND HIGH-TECH ANTI THEFT SYSTEMS. Modern day cash
Register
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