Brass Cash Registers
Registers for Sale
National Commemorative plate #1

Size: 7 1/8” diameter
Date Built: 1896
Finish: brass
Style: This is very ornate with sea creatures.

This is a business card plate that you put on your desk for others to leave their business cards in. I think these were given to NCR salesmen & employees in 1896. It has the “N” with a wreath in the center top & N.C.R. Co. Dayton, Ohio 1896 on the back side. These are not found often.

Price; $700


Business card plate

Size: 8” round
Finish: brass

This is business plate from the same era as the NCR plate but without the markings. It is a beautiful piece of art.

Price; $250


National size 39 (Inventory # 173-1)

Serial #: 331454
Date Built: 1903 ( 110 years old)
Cabinet style: Dolphin “GLOBE HOTEL”
Finish: “C” or solid bronze

This is an early total adder style machine. The cabinet is solid bronze with a great personalized lid name plate “Globe Hotel”. It has been thourally rebuilt. The cabinet has been highly poslished & clear lacquored. The key arms have been sanded & painted. The indicators have been painted & re-lettered. The key rings have been replaced & most of the caption are glass. 8 have been replaced with plastic captions. It has a new marble coin slab. It has re-plated bill weights. The base & drawer have been re-finished. The left rear pocket of the drawer has a very desirable locking “gold coin” cover. It has new green glass.

Because of it’s age, some parts to make perfect repairs are not available. I can not provide keys for this one & it doesn’t work as smoothly as I would like but does work well. I did not put on a repro top sign but I can put one on it at cost if you desire.

Grade 1 minus or very close to perfect.
Weight: 125 pounds
Measurements: 17” deep, 21” wide, 18” tall
Price; $2,600


National size 64 (Inventory # 143-5)

Serial #: 338464
Date Built: 1903
Cabinet style: Moderen Bohemian “P.J. Mc Manus” lid name.
Finish: Cast Iron; painted gold

In the early years National had a lot of compatition from other Companies. In an effort to compete & win they built some machines with a cast iron cabinet which was a lot cheaper than brass. They still used the same premium mechanism & beautiful art work even if it was cast iron. This is a total adder style machine. They still offered the premium personalized lid name plate (P. J. McManus). This one has been cleaned & works great. The cabinet has been painted gold. It has a “Gold Coin” box in the drawer. It has the premium glass key checks.

This was restored by another but I have checked it out & it is in good condition. There is only one negative, the top indicator plate is loose & can’t be fixed. It sits on the side cabinet post & will not cause any problem except that it would come off easy if moved around. It is a great buy at this price.

Grade "3+" this is average but with a plus because of the paint job & the name plate.
Weight: 110
Measurements: 17” deep, 18” wide, 18” tall
Price; $600


National Size 5 1/2 (Inventory 108-3)
Serial #: 335803
Date built: 1903 (110 years old)
Cabinet style: Fleur-De-Lis
Finish: Solid Bronze cabinet

This is a recent restoration of a size or model 5 ½. The “5” is a detail adder machine. This machine has been highly polished & lacquered. The key arms, locks & counter parts have been nickel plated. The key captions & rings have been replaced. The indicators painted & re-lettered. The base & drawer refinished. The counter rebuilt & new strips put on. It has a bell stop screw on the left corner of the lid. It has a reproduction top sign which is fairly unusual “Call Again”. It has an absolutely fantastic original lid name plate “Crystal Maze”. In other words this is a “WOW” machine.

Grade "1"
Measurments: 17” Deep, 22” high with top sign, 10” wide.
Weight; 65 to 70 pounds

Price: $3,400

National Model 313 (inv # 15-2)
Serial #: 1475306
Date built: 1913
Cabinet style: Dolphin Pattern
Finish: Original Nickel Plated

This register is the most popular model 313 total added. It has an original top sign. The cabinet has been cleaned but is still the original nickel plated. It has been cleaned & oiled. It is complete & all repairs have been made. The key arms have been painted.

The key checks & rings have been replaced. It has an original milk glass top sign. It works well.

Grade "3" or average
Measurments: 11" wide, 16 ½" deep, 21 ½" tall
Weight; 80 pounds

Price: $1,250

National cash register Model "5" (Inventory # 145-2)

Serial #: 179995
Date Built: 1899
Cabinet style: Fine Scroll
Finish: Solid bronze.

This is an un-restored early model "5". It has great natural aged patina. It has an original clock on the right side. It can be presented as is or you can restore it. The potential is fantastic.

If you want it restored, we can work something out.

Grade "3" or average condition
Weight: 65
Measurements: 11" wide, 15 ½ deep, 18" high
Price; $1,850


Manufactured by "Hallwood" No size M3295 (Inventory # 107-3)

Serial #: None
Date Built: ???
Cabinet style: Scroll
Finish: Solid bronze with nickel plated top sign.

Hallwood started in 1892. National actually bought them out but they came back as the American cash register co. in 1911. I would guess that thus one was built before 1900. They are a drawer operated total adder machine. This means that when you push the drawer in it stretches a spring for the next operation. They were a major competitor of National cash register. As with all machines other than National, these are few & far between.

This one has been restored inside & out to the best of my ability. It has been polished & lacquered, key checks & rings replace, indicators re-lettered, drawer re-finished, cleaned & lubricated. It works good with the exception of the indicators are a little off sometimes. It is rare & presents well. I do not have the proper keys for it.

It has a very rare original top sign in nickel. It didn't come with this machine but I have added it & it is the same as it would have been.

Grade "1"
Weight: 150 pounds plus or minus
Measurements: 21" wide, 20" deep, 25" high with top sign (20 ½" without)
Price; $4,500


National Cash Register Co. Model "188" (Inventory # 133)

Serial #: 475549
Date Built: Dec. 22, 1905
Cabinet style: conservative Bohemian
Finish: Solid bronze with oak base & drawer top.

This is a very unique style of register. It is a lever operating machine meaning that instead of having key buttons, it has knobs that are positioned to the amounts & then you cranked it to open the drawer, add to the total adder counter & indicate the new amounts. This style of register was very popular in Europe but there were a series produced for the USA. It is fairly rare.

I bought this in this condition. It has a nice aged patina, with an original top sign, nice oak base & drawer top, gold coin cover in the left rear drawer pocket, works well & has a nice receipt paper supply reel. I do not have keys for it as they are rare.

Grade "2" or excellent original.
Weight: 105 pounds
Measurements: 21"wide, 16"deep, 24" high with top sign.
Price; $3,750


National Cash Register Co. Model "12" (Inventory# 110-1)

Date Built: 8-15-04
Cabinet style: Fine scroll
Finish: this machine was originally nickel plated; the nickel has been removed leaving a mixed color machine.

The model "12" is unique as it replaced the model "5". It is the nice candy store size & the only real difference is the indicator. It has a red flash that comes up to hide the indicators as they change to the new numbers. It makes it necessary to make the side cabinet wider at the top to accommodate the red flash. This machine is very desirable & hard to find.

It has not been repaired or restored. I am offering it in as is condition to display or restore yourself. The bell clacker is broken & needs to be replaced. I have put the part in the drawer so you can make the repair. I will include a repair & restoration DVD set for the detail adder series.

Grade "3" or average condition.
Weight: 60 pounds
Measurements: 9 1/4 " wide, 16" deep, 18" tall
Price; $800


Osborn Cash Register Co. Model "3" (Inventory # 148-1)

Serial # 8332
Date Built: 1897
Cabinet style: "Bread box"
Finish: nickel or brass over cast iron

The Osborn Cash register Co. started in 1896. They produced 3 or 4 different model. All were the lid operated detail adder. You pressed the amount tabs & grasp the lid bar moving the lid down revealing the money pocket, adding the amounts to a counter just below the indicators & raising the new amount indicators. After making the correct change you raised the lid which locked into place. The cabinet on the "Osborn" model was made out of cast iron & was plated. Other models such as the "Imperial" was mostly nickel plated tin with cast iron sides. National bought them out so they were only built for about 4 years.

This one was restored in the past. The indicators are nice & the finish is good. It does have one small problem. The lid locking tabs are broken off. This doesn't really affect anything except that the lid can move without pressing a key. I do not have any keys for it. It is sold in as is condition.

This is a rare machine. I really like the button numbers in the little shields.

Grade "2" or previously restored
Weight: 80 pounds
Measurements: 11 1/2 " deep, 18" tall, 20 ½" wide
Price; $1600


National cash register Co. Model 313 (Inventory # 158-1)

Serial # 1202234
Built in 1912
Cabinet style: Dolphin pattern
Finish: Nickel plated

The model 313 total adder is the most popular register ever built. It was built with 4 different finishes. This one is nickel plated. It is the most difficult & expensive finish to restore. It must be cleaned then highly polished, then nickel plated, then lightly polished & lacquered where as a bronze machine only has to be polished & lacquered.

This machine has been restored inside & out. The key arms have been nickel plated, the key checks & rings replaced, the indicators painted & re-lettered, all repairs made, the drawer refinished, the top sign replaced with a reproduction one, glass replaced & the wood base replaced. This one turned out great.

Grade "1"
Weight: 80 pounds
Measurements: 11"wide, 15 ½" deep, 18" high
Price; $2800


National model 416-E-L (Inventory # 98)
Serial number: 1163592
Built: 9-6-1912

The 400 series are very plentiful but this one is unique. The 410 series was usually a cheaper model with limited keyboard options & no printer. In this case the first owner opted to load this one up with all the bells & whistles. First it has a keyboard with $7.99 ring up with no clerk or no sale keys which is normal for the 410 series but he added a journal printer, motor, wood base with bronze drawer, gold coin box in drawer but he also added the piece-de-resistance with the double sided candelabra lights & a personalized top sign “Wm. Harding”. To find an electric 400 with lights both double and single is like the holy grail of cash register. This one has the light shades which are rare to find. Two are original & 2 were made by a body shop man. I can’t say enough about how unique this register is.
I have rebuilt the motor, working mechanism, re-wired all of the lights, replaced the key checks & rings, indicator strips, polished & clear coated the cabinet & refinished the base & drawer. This is from my personal collection & I am very proud of the end results.

Grade: 1
Measurements: 17” deep, 25” wide with handle, 27” high
Weight: 190 pounds plus or minus.

Price: $9,000
Reduced to: $7,999
National model 2 (Inventory # 9-1)
Model: "2"
Serial number: 13241
Built: 8-8-1889
Cabinet style: cigar box pattern
Finish: Mahogany wood cabinet.

This is a very early register as shown by the date built & the low serial #. It is a 25 key detail adder with a wooden cabinet. It is in operating condition with the exception of 9 broken indicators. I have obtained replacement (included with purchase) but don’t think I will find the time to restore this jewel. I made a few repairs like replacing the drawer spring & checking for other problems. It did have an original top sign which is now missing. I’m offering this one in as is condition.

Grade: 3
Measurements: 17” wide, 15” deep, 19” high
Weight: 62 pounds

Price: $2,700
Reduced to: $2,500
National Cash register Model 11 (Inventory 135-1)
Serial number: S44099
Factory rebuilt in 1907
Cabinet style: Ionic Pattern
Finish: Nickel plated over cast iron.
The model 11 is a nickel plated cast iron machine introduced by National to compete with the many cheaply built registers of the time.
Even tough it was not brass it was still up to Nationals high standard of quality & workmanship. This is an 11 key detail adder in the candy store size. It has been toughly rebuilt inside & out. The cabinet, key arms, locks, counter covers, etc. It has been polished, nickel plated & clear coated. The counter strips replaced, the indicators painted & re-lettered, glass replaced, the drawer & base refinished & works great.
It has the original brass key checks. The top sign & drawer front are re-manufactured parts. Due to the rarity & great good looks of this machine I think it is a great buy.

Grade: 1
Measurements: 15 1/2 “ deep, 9 ½” wide, 17 ¾ high (with top sign 22” high)
Weight: 60 pounds

Price: $3,200
Reduced to: $2,950
American Cash Register (Inventory # 50-2)
Model: 384
Serial number: 201788
Built around 1911
Cabinet style: All bronze cabinet

The American cash register is a drawer operated total adder. They were one of Nationals biggest competitor. This one has a printer on both sides. The right side prints all of the sales. The left side would print a receipt if you pull the large black handle forward. It has not been restored but it does work. The drawer opens & the indicators come up nicely. I have lubricated & cleaned it. I have replaced the key board checks & rings which were missing. The drawer has been repaired. They are not found that often in this condition. The receipt printer has been disabled & it needs a lock on the left. It is a great looker & is offered in as is condition.

Grade: 3 plus
Measurements: 23"wide, 19" deep, 23" high
Weight: 170 pounds

Price: $1100
Reduced to: $950
National Model 313 (inv # 158)
Serial # 1202234
Date built; 1912
Cabinet style; Dolphin series
Finish; Nickel plated

The 313 was the most popular register ever built. This one is freshly restored. It has been completely torn apart & rebuilt inside & out. The key arms have been re- nickel plated with new key checks & rings. The counter has been rebuilt. The indicators & red flash have been painted & re-lettered. The cabinet buffed & newly nickel plated. The drawer & base have been re-finished. The wooden base is new with a new name plate on the front. (I just couldn't save the old one) It has a new marble, new green glass & a re-cast top sign.

The cabinet has been clear coated so it will not tarnish for many years. Nickel plating is fairly unique (but original to this machine) as it is an expensive process to do & most restorers are not willing to pay what it cost to do. This machine is 100 years old & turned out fantastic.

Grade "1"
Measurments. 17" deep by 11" wide by 23"high
Weight; 80 pounds

Price: $2850
Reduced to: $2,750
National model "5" (Inv. 48)
Serial number; 264710 Built; 1901
Cabinet style; Fine Scroll
Finish; All bronze

The model "5" was introduced early in Nationals history. It is a "detail adder" meaning that it has an add wheel for each key & an over run wheel above it. It would add one to each wheel & after 30 rings it would add one to the upper wheel. Note; the wheels were labeled like .05, .10, .15 up to $1.50. You had to write down the number for each wheel & add them up to get your total. I know this sounds ridicules in modern time but for that era it was very progressive.

Anyway this machine has all of the nice features like a bronze coin slab, glass key checks, reproduction 3 hump top sign, red indicator flash & beautiful drawer front with National in script on the front with a drawer pull as part of the "N". It has been totally restored, highly polished & clear coated, the indicators have been painted & lettered, the base & drawer refinished, key arms nickel plated, It has glass key checks & the rings were replaced, the counter labels have been replaced & all mechanical issues have been repaired.

Grade; "1"
Measurements: 16" deep by 10" wide by 22" high with top sign.
Weight; 65 pounds

Price; $3200
Reduced to: $2,950
National model "12" (Inv. 23)
Serial number; 392098 Date built; 1903
Cabinet style; Fine Scroll
Finish; Solid Bronze cabinet with solid Nickel Drawer front.

The model 12 is super rare & highly sought after. National started a series of nickel plated cast iron machine that ranged from the model "11" to the model "25". The cast iron machines didn't fare well in salty air & would rust. I don't know whether they had the foresight to build an all bronze machine right in the middle of this series because of this but non the less the model "12" is right in that range.

This one was originally nickel plated & after stripping the nickel off, everything but the drawer front was bronze. It has the early style metal coin slab, glass key check, bell stop screw on the left & an unusual reproduction 3 hump clock top sign with French lettering on the back. I know it is a reproduction but this is the only one that I have ever seen

It has been totally restored, highly polished & clear coated, key arm, locks, counter covers, S/N plate, etc. have all been nickel plated, the indication has been painted & lettered, base & drawer refinished & all mechanical problems solved.

This is another one from my personal collection.

Grade "1"
Measurements; 16" deep by 10" wide, by 22" high with top sign.
Weight; 70 pounds

Price; $3900
Reduced to: $3,750
National Model 313 Special Edition (Inv # 127-1)
Serial # 4359
Built in 1988
Cabinet style: Dolphin pattern
Finish: Brass

NCR celebrated their 100th anniversary in 1988. To commemorate it, they re-produced the most popular brass register ever made, the 313-Special Edition. It doesn't have the working counters in it but when you press any key, the drawer opens and the numbers come up in the window. If you lift the lid it is a lockable jewelry box. The drawer can also be used for storage. It is completed with a nice reproduction top sign. If you stand back and look at the original & the reproduction they will fool you. They offered these to their stock holders & employees. This one is still in the box. It has never been opened. It shows no sign of water or other damage.

Grade: 1 or restored.
Weight: 55 pounds
Measurements: 10” W, 16” D, 21” T

Price: $700

Bombay Floor cabinet, 9 drawer (Inventory # 147-2)

Bombay Floor cabinet, 9 drawer.
Inventory # 147-2
Serial # N/A
Built: 1-9-1913
Finish; Tiger Oak with brass trim.
NCR built the model 400 & 500. A few with a multi-drawer floor cabinets. After the machines died, many people removed them and kept the cabinet because of it great furniture appeal.  This one has 7 operator drawers and 2 file drawers plus a storage door. I have refinished the base & polished the letters on the front of the drawers. I also added the knobs & "National" in script on each side. This was on some machines but not others. The feet brass or boots have also been polished & lacquored. The top is worn but shows well after the refinish job. The back left corner was repaired years ago with nails. It will be a great base to display your prized register or other items. There is a delivery ticket under the top drawer; S/N 1217120, model # 572-7F, built 1-9-1913.
Grade 2
Weight 150 lbs
Size 45" H, 28" W, 21 1/2 D
Price $1,200
Reduced to: $999

Local pick up or we can discuss shipping.

National Model 542-4-F (Inventory # 10)

Serial # 929312
Date Built: 1910
Bronze, Empire design
Extras: Mahogany floor cabinet, 4 money drawers with letters, 3 record drawers, large supply drawer, receipt supply reel.
Grade 3 minus.
Note: The handle has been broken off.  If doesn't affect the appearance of this machine, but it is being sold as is.  Pictured top sign is not in price.
Restoration is available after purchase.
Weight: 500+ pounds
Price: $2,000


National Model 462-8-F (Inventory # 11)

Serial # 674022
Date Built: 1908
Bronze, Empire design
Grade 4 plus

Extras:  The top sign pictured is NOT included.  This model was built in England.  If is very unusual because it has an all oak floor cabinet, 8 drawers with letters, the 400 with this many drawers are RARE, the marble has been replaced.  It does need restoration and is sold as is.

Weight: 500+ pounds
Price: $1,200


National Model 50 1/4 (Inventory # 174)

National Model 50 1/4

Serial Number 540787

Date 1906

Grade 1

Nickel - Dolphin pattern

Inventory # 174

Price $2,000

The model 50 1/4 Dolphin machine was a true "Barber Shop" machine.It rang up to $1.95. It has a printer with a slot in the front. This was so that you could insert a ticket & get it validated. Usualy these were different colors so that each barber would have proof of how many haircuts he had done that day.This model precided the 317 & has many nicer features like larger end caps, fancy drawer pull, replacable center lid, etc. This has a new nickel plateing, new wood base & is a great restoration.

National #3 (Inventory # 2)

National # 3
Serial Number: 15931 (early)
Date 1890, burled mahogany with shell inlay
Reproduction top sign
Weight 175
W: 20" D: 16" H: 24"
Has bronze cast bill weights
Inventory # 2
Grade 1
Price:  $3,900
Reduced To: $3,300
National model 9 (Inventory # 6)

National model 9
Serial Number: 140618
Date 1897, oak cabinet with ebony shell pattern inlay.
Reproduction top sign.
Weight approximately 170.
W: 20" D: 16" H: 22"
Has bronze cast bill weights
Grade 2
Inventory # 6
Price $3,200


St. Louis Model 38 (Inventory # 130)
St. Louis Cash Register
Model 38,  White
Serial # 20913
Date: Unknown?
Size" 19 1/2" deep  11" wide  17" high
Weight" 46 pounds
Flat Metal cabinet, painted white.
Grade 2
Inventory # 130
This register is nick named "The Cheese Cutter" because of it's unusual way of operating. You move the brass lever around the dial to the amount you need and press down. It looks like a cheese slicer in the down positio and the action. It also has been reconditioned. A real different register.
Price $500
National Model 717 White (Inventory # 501)
National Cash Register, Dayton Ohio
Model 717
Serial # 2516635
Manufactured Date: 1926
Size: 17" deep 13" wide 17 1/2" high
Weight: 70 pounds
Cabinet: Flat metal, painted white.
Grade 2
Inventory # 501
This is an NCR flat metal cash register that was sold as the low end as compared to the brass cash register. It has been clean and oiled and works great. It has a bronze drawer front that I have added to it. Would look great on a ice cream bar.
Price  $595