National Cash Register, Eight-Drawer


This machine has eight cash drawers, arranged in two columns of four drawers each. The register, with its brown metal case, sits atop these. It has four columns of digit keys (red for dollars, white for cents, and a red 5-cent key). Right of these are eight letter keys (A, B, D, E, H, K, L, and M) and a total key. Right of these is a lever which can be set at the desired operation, and a motor bar. The machine also has an operating handle. The paper tape is on the left and the glass-covered indicators are at the top.

The machine has serial number 390234. It also is marked: X 094(4) RS-8C.

This cash register was used at the Lansburgh department store in downtown Washington, D.C. When City Stores Company purchased Lansburgh, they gave the machine to the Smithsonian.

Date Made: 1939

Maker: National Cash Register Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Ohio, Dayton

Subject: Mathematics, Business

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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of City Stores Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.334909Maker Number: 3848004Accession Number: 314157Catalog Number: 334909

Object Name: cash register

Physical Description: metal (overall material)wood (overall material)glass (overall material)paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 86 cm x 49.5 cm x 73 cm; 33 27/32 in x 19 1/2 in x 28 3/4 in


Record Id: nmah_694245

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