MKD Bantam Electronic Cash Register

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Description
This beige electronic cash register has a printing mechanism, an LED display, and a separate, locked cash drawer with a broken key. The interior of the register is accessible and includes a number of circuit boards, the printer mechanism, wires, and fuses. Two circuit boards are covered in plastic and one had double-stick tape and foam attached to it to block the heat of the power source. A disintegrating foam panel is in the front of the unit. Paper and a print cartridge are still in the machine.
A tag on the top front of the machine reads: MKDBantam. A Hayman Cash Register Co. sticker is below this. The register has serial number 940561.
MKD Corporation, formed in 1972, sold both point-of-sale terminals and low-cost electronic cash registers.
Reference:
Creative Strategies International, Retail Automation to 1983, San Jose: Creative Strategies International, 1980, esp. p. 111.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1975
maker
MKD Corporation
place made
United States: New Jersey
United States: Illinois
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
paper (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15 in x 19 1/4 in x 19 1/4 in; 38.1 cm x 48.895 cm x 48.895 cm
ID Number
2002.0281.02
accession number
2002.0281
catalog number
2002.0281.02
Credit Line
Gift of J. Alan Hayman and Richard W. Hayman
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Cash and Credit Registers
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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