McCaskey Credit Register

Description
The McCaskey Credit Register Company of Alliance, Ohio, was in business from 1903 until its acquisition by the Victor Adding Machine Company in 1953. It manufactured a variety of devices to assist in accounting, including this one for keeping track of the accounts of customers.
The instrument is made of ferrous metal, painted black. The outside frame holds eight panels or leaves that rest vertically but may be opened out horizontally. The back of the front leaf and the front of the second are divided to allow an alphabetic index of the later leaves, with small paper slips giving the names of customers and a number for each name. The back of the second leaf, the front and back of the third through seventh leaves, and the front of the eighth leaf are divided into compartments, each of which has a clamp to hold the sales slips in place. These compartments are numbered from 1 to 200. Patent dates listed on the front of the machine range from October 10, 1899, to February 4, 1913.
A mark on the front of the machine reads: The McCASKEY (/) McCASKEY SYSTEMS (/) THE McCASKEY REGISTER CO. (/) ALLIANCE, OHIO. A mark on a metal tab on the borrom of the inside of the front reads: 110831. A mark on a small slip on the first panel reads: 68 - York Springs Fire Co. A mark on a small slip on the second panel reads: Huntington Township. York Springs is a town in Adams County (near Gettysburg), Pennsylvania. The town of Huntington is the county seat of Huntington County, Pennsylvania.
Reference:
Rand-McNally Library Atlas, 1912.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1913
maker
McCaskey Register Company
place made
United States: Ohio, Alliance
Physical Description
ferrous metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 46.2 cm x 52.5 cm x 23.5 cm; 18 3/16 in x 20 21/32 in x 9 1/4 in
ID Number
1989.0186.01
accession number
1989.0186
catalog number
1989.0186.01
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

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