Cash register, National model 422X, mechanical with paper receipt printer, serial no. 1520476. by the National Cash Register Company, c.1910.
In 1879, the American bar owner James Ritty invented the cash register. He hoped his invention would thwart his employee's attempts at pocketing money - his first model was called 'Ritty's Incorruptible Cashier'.
The National Cash Register Company, so named after it was sold by the inventor in 1884, dominated the sales of cash registers in the early 20th century.
This hand-crank operated machine, made by that company, features a printer that produced paper receipts.
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