Cash and Credit Registers -- Resources


A selection of cash registers exemplifying their technological development from 1878 until 1970.


Stanley C. Allyn, My Half Century with NCR, New York:  McGraw-Hill, 1967.

Auerbach Publishers, Inc., Snapshot of Point-of-Sale Systems. Pennsauken, N.J.:  Auerbach Publishers, Inc., 1978.

Stephen A. Brown, Revolution at the Checkout Counter: The Explosion of the Bar Code, Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1997.

James W. Cortada, Before the Computer: IBM, NCR, Burroughs, & Remington Rand & the Industry They Created 1865-1956. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993.

Richard L. Crandall and Sam Robins, The Incorruptible Cashier. 2 volumes, Vestal, N.Y.: The Vestal Press, 1988 and 1990.

Creative Strategies International, Retail Automation to 1983. San Jose: Creative Strategies International, 1980 [sic].

Alan L. Haberman, ed., Twenty-five Years behind Bars, Cambridge: Harvard University Wertheim Publications Committee, 2001.

Isaac Frederick Marcosson, Wherever Men Trade; the Romance of the Cash Register. New York: Arno, 1972.

NCR Corporation, 1884-1922 The Cash Register Era, 1984.

NCR Corporation, 1923-1951 The Accounting Machine Era, 1984.

NCR Corporation, 1952-1984 The Computer Era, 1984.

Richard S. Rosenbloom, “Leadership, Capabilities, and Technological Change: The Transformation of NCR in the Electronic Era, Strategic Management Journal,, 21, # 10/11, (Oct. - Nov., 2000), pp. 1083-1103.