National Cash Register, Model 79

Description
This large, nickel-plated, manually operated cash register is an NCR Model 79. It has three columns of keys for entering numbers, and a fourth column of function keys. The operating crank is on the right side, the cash drawer is below, and a receipt dispenser on the left side. Pop-up indicators above the keys indicate the total purchase. The Model 79 was introduced by NCR in 1892, this example dates from 1894. Principles introduced with this cash register would prove important on numerous later NCR cash registers. For a model of part of the mechanism of this machine, see MA*316703.
Reference:
Richard R. Crandall and Sam Robins, The Incorruptible Cashier, vol. 2, Vestal, N.Y.: Vestal Press (1990), pp. 157–169.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1894
maker
National Cash Register Company
place made
United States: Ohio, Dayton
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 60 cm x 46 cm x 41 cm; 23 5/8 in x 18 1/8 in x 16 5/32 in
ID Number
MA.316701
accession number
225455
catalog number
316701
Credit Line
Gift of National Cash Register Company
subject
Mathematics
Business
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Medicine and Science: Mathematics
Cash and Credit Registers
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

1894 - wow..That is the year my dad was born. The connection is that I spent 14 years as a Cash Register Technician in New Hampshire with Capital Cash Register in Concord N.H. servicing and rebuilding 5's, 51's. 52's 1900's, and so on. Always heard stories about NCR and Dayton. I Finished my career in that field in 1988 with the first grocery scanning systems with backroon Data General's installed in Shaw's Supermarkets. What a jump from the Model 79 till today!

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