Antique Cash Registers

Pre-World War I cash registers can ring up an attractive price

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LIFE |Sunday, July 31, 2005
Jean McClelland

“Today, collectors of antique cash registers are particularly interested in those that were produced prior to World War I. These versions tend to be ornate in their appearance.

Whether they are brass, nickel plated cast iron or wood, the machines of this era have a quality and uniqueness to them that make them attractive on the market.

Top signs, clocks, fancy drawer pulls and more went into making the register as striking as possible. At one point, Tiffany’s designed a version for National Cash Register Company. The more unique, the higher the price. Today, Tiffany’s version is worth thousands of dollars.”

Pre-World War I cash registers can ring up an attractive price