Registers like this don’t come along very often.
This is a National Cash Registers Model 336 in British Currency (Shillings and Pence) with a side mounted printer.
The entire casing is made from Nickle Plated Brass and the plating is in excellent condition which is rare for a model of this type. There is some patina / wear to the nickle through use (for example in the middle of the drawer front where it has been pushed closed thousands of times) but this simply adds to the character and helps to tell the story of this original working example.
The brass models are much more than the cast iron models.
It is serial number 765435 which dates it’s manufacture to October 1909 making it just over 107 years old!
You can check the date out here: http://www.brassregisters.com/ncr/info/dates.htm
This till is in full working order – the total money taken meter works and resets with the key as does the customer counter and no sale counter. The lid opening counter also works perfectly, all of the price keys are working and the pop up price labels. Four original keys are present – only the #3 key is missing which just turns off the “kerching” bell when the drawer opens – these #3 keys can be found easily online – but why would you want to turn the bell off – it’s the best bit!
The printer seems to operate fine but I have no paper or ribbon to test it – it can be seen to operate each time a sale is made.
The glass on top and black marble change shelf are in great condition with only a few very minor chips to the shelf.
If you need any further information or close up photos of any parts of the cash register, please just let me know.
The National Manufacturing Company of Dayton, Ohio, was established to manufacture and sell the first mechanical cash register invented in 1879 by James Ritty. In 1884, the company and patents were bought by John Henry Patterson and his brother Frank Jefferson Patterson, and the firm was renamed the National Cash Register Company. Patterson formed NCR into one of the first modern American companies by introducing new, aggressive sales methods and business techniques. He established the first sales training school in 1893 and introduced a comprehensive social welfare program for his factory workers.