National Cash Register, Eight-Drawer


This machine has eight wooden cash drawers arranged in two columns of four. Atop them is the register, which has four columns of keys for numbers (red for dolars and tens of dollars, white for cents and tens of cents, and a red 5-cent key). A column of lettered keys has keys marked B, D, E, H, K, and M. The A, L, and N keys are missing and there is no place for C, F, G, or I keys.

Right of the letter keys is a column of keyholes, several of which have keys in them. A lever is set on the operation to be carried out and a motor bar controls the motor. A paper tape is on the left and indicator numbers are at the top.The machine has both an electric cord and a crank. It has serial number 3613685.

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.

Date Made: 1937

Maker: National Cash Register Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Ohio, Dayton

Subject: MathematicsBusiness


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of City Stores Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.334910Maker Number: 3613685Accession Number: 314157Catalog Number: 334910

Object Name: cash register

Physical Description: metal (overall material)wood (overall material)paper (overall material)plastic (overall material)rubber (overall material)Measurements: overall: 87 cm x 49.5 cm x 73 cm; 34 1/4 in x 19 1/2 in x 28 3/4 in


Record Id: nmah_694246

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