Regitel Cash Register Point-of-Sale Terminal

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Description
The Regitel is an early point-of-sale (POS) electronic cash register. Such terminals capture information about sales for computer processing.
The device was made by the American Regitel Corporation and installed as a part of a networked system in department stores across the nation. The networks communicated over telephone systems at 9600 baud, which was extremely fast for the time period.
A mark on the front reads: REGITEL. A mark on tape on the bottom of the machine reads: Theresa 3-22-71.
For related documentation, see 2002.0091.02 through 2002.0091.06.
American Regitel Corporation was founded in Palo Alto, California, in 1968. The firm was acquired by Motorola in 1970.
References:
Accession file.
Auerbach Publishers, Snapshot of Point-of-Sale Systems, Pennsauken, N.J.: Auerbach Publishers, 1978, p. 11.
Creative Strategies Internaional, Retail Automation to 1983, San Jose: Creative Strategies International, 1980, esp. p. 109.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1970
maker
American Regitel Corporation
place made
United States: California, San Carlos
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9 in x 20 1/2 in x 20 in; 22.86 cm x 52.07 cm x 50.8 cm
ID Number
2002.0091.01
accession number
2002.0091
catalog number
2002.0091.01
Credit Line
Gift of Evan L. Ragland
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Medicine and Science: Computers
Work
Cash and Credit Registers
Computers & Business Machines
Data Source
National Museum of American History