Cash and Credit RegistersNCR Mechanical Cash Registers & Cash Register Mechanisms
From the 1890s through at least the introduction of electronic cash registers, National Cash Register Company dominated American sales of cash registers. The Ohio-based company had substantial foreign sales as well. It produced a wide range of products, tailored to suit the tastes and budgets of stores that differed widely in clientele. The firm expanded over the years to produce bookkeeping machines, adding machines, and electronic computers.
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- In the 1950s Americans increasingly bought groceries in supermarkets, which served large numbers of customers. Consumers selected their own goods, and took them to a clerk who rang up sales. To make transactions as efficient as possible, the National Cash Register Company introduced machines that dispensed coins automatically, avoiding time and errors associated with making change. This change-making cash register went on the market in 1954, with a new model in 1958. This example was given to the Smithsonian by NCR in 1959, on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the company.
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- National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center