MKD Bantam Electronic Cash Register

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.
Creative Strategies International, Retail Automation to 1983, San Jose: Creative Strategies International, 1980, esp. p. 111.
Currently not on view
Object Name
cash register
date made
ca 1975
MKD Corporation
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
paper (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
glass (overall material)
overall: 15 in x 19 1/4 in x 19 1/4 in; 38.1 cm x 48.895 cm x 48.895 cm
place made
United States: New Jersey
United States: Illinois
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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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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