Cash and Credit RegistersElectronic Cash Registers and Point-of-Sale Terminals
Some of these devices simply combined a printing electronic calculator with a cash drawer. More elaborate registers not only tracked accumulated receipts, like a traditional cash register, but handled credit card transactions and allowed clerks to scan merchandise to read off prices. These, in turn, served as input for computer systems.
"Cash and Credit Registers - Electronic Cash Registers and Point-of-Sale Terminals" showing 1 items.
- This yellow-tinted electronic cash register sits atop an off-white cash drawer. It has black keyboard keys, a printer for receipts, and a red digital display. The key that opens the cash drawer is missing.
- A mark on the left front reads: CHECK-A-TRON. The machine has serial number 4500032. Stanley Hayman Business Machines stickers are on the front and the back.
- Check-A-Tron began selling an American-built electronic cash register in 1975. In 1977 it introduced the MICROS electronic cash register/point-of-sale terminal. The firm also distributed Sanyo cash registers made in Japan. According to a mark on this machine, it was assembled in the United States. By 1983 Check-A-Tron Corporation was out of the cash register business entirely.
- Creative Strategies Internaional, Retail Automation to 1983, San Jose: Creative Strategies International, 1980, esp. p. 116.
- Currently not on view
- date made
- ca 1975
- Check-A-Tron Corporation
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- National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center