National Cash Register, Model 1544 (4D-1)

This NCR cash register has four drawers in two columns. It has four columns of plastic digit keys, white for dollars, tens of dollars, and 5 cents, and black for cents. A column of four keys right of the number keys has keys labeled A1, 6, B2 and B2. Right of these is a lever, which can be set on the operation desired, and a motor bar. The paper tape holder is on the right side, the indicators are above the keyboard, and the electric cord is at the back. The serial number is 4931871, the model number 1544 (4D-1).
The machine was used at Lansburgh department store in downtown Washington, D.C. When City Stores Company purchased Lansburgh, they gave the machine to the Smithsonian.
Currently not on view
Object Name
cash register
date made
National Cash Register Company
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
overall: 58.7 cm x 69.5 cm x 40 cm; 23 1/8 in x 27 3/8 in x 15 3/4 in
place made
United States: Ohio, Dayton
ID Number
maker number
accession number
catalog number
Cash and Credit Registers
Computers & Business Machines
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Cash and Credit Registers
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of City Stores Company
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