National Cash Register, Class 51


In the 1950s Americans increasingly bought groceries in supermarkets, which served large numbers of customers. Consumers selected their own goods, and took them to a clerk who rang up sales. To make transactions as efficient as possible, the National Cash Register Company introduced machines that dispensed coins automatically, avoiding time and errors associated with making change. This change-making cash register went on the market in 1954, with a new model in 1958. This example was given to the Smithsonian by NCR in 1959, on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of the company.


Accession file.

Date Made: 1959

Maker: National Cash Register Company

Place Made: United States: Ohio, Dayton

Subject: MathematicsMathematicsBusiness


See more items in: Medicine and Science: Mathematics, Computers & Business Machines, Cash and Credit Registers, Artifact Walls exhibit

Exhibition: Artifact Walls

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of National Cash Register Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.316702Accession Number: 225455Catalog Number: 316702

Object Name: cash register

Physical Description: metal (overall material)plastic (overall material)glass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 50 cm x 46 cm x 41 cm; 19 11/16 in x 18 1/8 in x 16 5/32 in


Record Id: nmah_694236

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