Check-A-Tron Electronic Cash Register

Description
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.
Reference:
Creative Strategies Internaional, Retail Automation to 1983, San Jose: Creative Strategies International, 1980, esp. p. 116.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cash register
date made
ca 1975
maker
Check-A-Tron Corporation
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
paper (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15 in x 16 in x 17 1/2 in; 38.1 cm x 40.64 cm x 44.45 cm
place made
United States: California, Los Angeles
United States: Illinois, Chicago
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
2002.0281.03
accession number
2002.0281
catalog number
2002.0281.03
subject
Cash and Credit Registers
Business
Computers & Business Machines
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Cash and Credit Registers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of J. Alan and Richard W. Hayman

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