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National cash register model 345 DD (inv: 213-2)

Serial number: 1197678
Date Built: 1912
Cabinet Style: Dogwood pattern
Finish: “C” or solid bronze

This is another unique machine. It was built in England? National had a factory outside of London & built machines with the pounds denomination. They were basically the same mechanism as the “US” 300 series except that the pound had 20 schillings per pound & 12 pennies per shilling so the add wheels & segments are different. The “DD” after the model number meant display & drawer. When a customer gave you a large coin such as a gold coin, you wanted to protect it by putting it in a separate locked drawer to keep it from being given out accidently as change. Also some customers would try to run a con game on you by giving you a $5 gold coin & then coming back claiming that he gave you a $10 coin. If you put the coin in the wheel, it would show for 5 transactions & then fall into the separate locked drawer. If he came back soon it could still be in the window or it would be in a locked box requiring the owner to unlock the box to see if there really was a $10 coin in it.

This register is in great original condition. The indicators & key checks are still nice & the machine works great. The Dogwood pattern is unique to Europe. The DD feature was mostly in Europe also but I have seen USA machines with this feature. The display window is complete & working. I made new plastic windows for it. It has a great black glass coin slab. It is highly sought after. There are very few of these around that are complete & working. This is a great machine for your collection.

Grade: “2” or great original
Weight: 115 pounds
Measurements: 23” wide, 17”deep, 17 ½” high
Price: $2,750

 

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National Cash register Co. Model 742 (inv # 127-2)

Serial number: 637203
Date Built: 1908
Cabinet Style: conservative Bohemian
Finish: Nickel plated

This register has quit a story. I had an enquiry from a guy in the Austria. He wanted information on it. I told him what I knew which was that; National became a worldwide co. & built factories in the UK & Germany. These companies imported machines from the US to start & developed their own machines as well. One of the machines that they developed was the 742. The 742 means that it is a 700 series with 4 rows of amount keys & 2 printers (receipt & journal). It is unique because of the flat keyboard. These were sold mostly in Europe but exported all over. It was in nice cosmetic condition & had a real rare glass top sign. It didn’t work so I ended up buying it. A friend in Switzerland picked it up, packed it & sent it to me.

I was able to repair & clean it & am delighted to have it in my collection. The original glass top sign is great although most of the European machines used glass top signs but very few antique machines survived because of the wars. They are still few & far between. (rare find) As far as the flat keyboard, it is the only antique machine built with a flat keyboard; most were rounded. It is all original. The drawer is in great condition with a gold coin cover on one of the coin pockets. The nickel plating is slightly worn in some spots but for being 96 years old it is excellent. It has a receipt & journal printer but due to non-available paper & supplies these are not useable. The machine works well. You can ring items & crank it. The drawer opens & the amounts show in the windows. It is a great machine for any collection.

Grade: 2 or excellent original condition
Weight: 150 pounds
Measurements: 21” wide, 16” deep, 22” high with top sign
Price: $3,500

 

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The Century Cash Register Co, Model “Security” (inv. 122)

Serial number: N/A
Cabinet Style: Scroll
Finish: gold painted cast iron

The Century cash register co., Detroit, Michigan built a number of registers using names instead of model numbers. This is a “Security” model on the drawer front with “Century” inside of the lid. They did not have a serial number on them & no dating list. The Century is listed as being in business in 1895 to 1899 but may have been building register as late as 1904? They were cheaply built to beat the National registers.

It was a detail adder style machine with a cast iron cabinet. These cabinets could be nickel plated or brass plated. This one has been painted gold at some time. It is complete & working. It has 31 operating keys & rings up to $9.99 with 4 special keys (Cash , Charge, Paid out & Received on account). The keys caps were unique & look like a butterfly affair. The part that you pressed was glass or ceramic & would wear out. The upper portion had the amounts. There was a trip or action key in the middle above the keys. The best thing about this one is that it has an original “Amount Purchased” top sign. It did have a 3 piece marble coin slab. One on each side which are still original & a large one on the front which is not original. For the people looking for a rare or unique machine this is it.

Grade: 3 or average
Weight: 100 pounds
Measurements: 21” wide, 16” deep, 26 high with top sign
Price: $1,050

 

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National Model #2 (inv #1)

Serial number: 2652
Date Built: July 8, 1886
Cabinet Style: Wooden cabinet with a deep drawer
          Note: the deep drawer had 2 levels. The upper level was for coins & could be slide to
          the rear to expose the bills.

Finish: This is a black Walnut wood (?) with burled veneer & “Honeysuckle” inlays & brass trim.

This register is my pride & joy. It is the oldest register that I have ever seen. I have been told that it was on display in the entrance of NCR World headquarters at one time. At one time it belonged to Don Booth. It has a black walnut wooden cabinet with burled wood veneer with brass & wood inlays called the “Honey suckle” pattern. The deep drawer was the premium machine in the first generation on The National Cash Register Co. It was built from 1884 to 1887. Most registers were to standard drawer. I don’t know whether it was restored by NCR or is original. I have had it for almost 20 years. There are very few of these around & only a few are in this condition.

It is in perfect condition & a grade one machine. It has a 2 piece drawer pull, sliding coin pocket in the drawer, finger rail, glass key checks, lid hook to hold the lid up, perfect counter & lid velvet, great indicators & original paper work on the back of the drawer. I added a new glass top sign to it.

Grade “1”
Weight: 75 pounds
Measurements: 17 1/2 “ wide, 16” deep, 28” high with sign
Price: $15,000

 

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National cash register model 30 (inv #94-1)

Serial number: 187010
Built in: December 1899
Cabinet Style: Fine scroll
Finish: “C” or solid bronze

This model “30” is the candy store version of the model 33. It a total adder style machine meaning that all items rang added to a central total. The 33, 31 & 30 were introduced in 1891 & built until 1902. This series was not a big seller as NCR also introduced the 35 series about the same time which was superior to the 33. The 33 was designed by the NCR design department & the 35 design came with the acquisition of the Bensinger co. Although the 33 (30) was mechanically inferior to the 35, it is far rarer because there were fewer built.

This model 30 has been completely rebuilt & is working fine. It has 12 key that could ring up as much as $1.55. When it was originally built it had a lid name plate, a back name plate & a time clock. You can tell this because there are holes drilled in the cabinet for them. I guess over the years the machine changed hands & these items were remove. As I restored this machine, I was able to borrow an original name plate & reproduce it for the front & back. I re-painted & lettered the indicators, rebuilt the insides, nickel plated the key arms, covers & plates, replaced the key rings & Polished & lacquered the cabinet.

So now it has a name on the lid, on the back a rare glass top sign (also repro), glass key checks, bronze metal base & I can put on a repro clock. As to rarity, this one is rare. It is a grade “1” restoration that I’m proud of.

Grade: “1”
Weight: 65 pounds
Measurements: 10” wide, 16” deep, 22” high
Price; $4,000

 

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Federal cash register (inv #47-1)

Serial number: 8668
Built: apx. Aug. 1904
Cabinet Style: N/A
Finish: Nickel plated over cast iron

This is a Federal Cash register built in Detroit, Michigan around 1904. The NCR registers are well documented & fairly plentiful. Their competitors did not leave us as much information. Just the fact that this register survived in great condition makes it an unusual collectable as well as an antique (over 104 years old). There are people that hunt for these because it is not a National. They are not plentiful.

It is a key operated total adder meaning that all of the item rang go into a central total. It operates a little different than a National. You have two handles (one on each side; the right one is missing). You have to pull them down to clear the last sale & then press the new amount. The indicator will come up, it adds to the total & the drawer opens. It is in very good original condition. The nickel plating has grayed & it has a few rust spots bit looks like a nice 100 year old machine. It has a marble coin slab, a wooden base, The “Federal name on the drawer front & a very rare original top sign. It has 31 keys & you can ring up to $19.99 plus 3 special keys; No Sal, Paid Out, & charge.

It has 2 minor problems, one of the reset knobs is missing & someone put a pull ring on the drawer front to assist with opening the drawer. The indicator paint is great. I have cleaned & oiled the insides.

Grade: “3” or average
Weight: 100 pounds
Measurements: 21” wide, 16” deep, 26” high with top sign.
Price; $1,200

 

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National cash register display stand (inv S-1)

This is new replica of an original stand used in many stores to place the cash register on. I saw a few of these still in use when I started with NCR in 1961. The base is nickel plated cast iron, the post is a nickel plated steel, threaded at both ends, & a nicely routered oak table top. In the old days most floors were wood & there are 3 holes where you could screw it to the floor. The base is pretty heavy & will hold most small registers with good stability. They did make them larger & I have seen some huge machines on these stands. This one is meant to be used for the small to medium machines.

Note: If you have seen the National pin file Or desk spindle, you will see that the base is the same pattern only super large.

Weight: 50 pounds
Measurements: Assembled 36” high, base 18”diameter, top 20” by 20”
Price: $750
Note: I have 4 available at this time.

 

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American cash register model 34 (inv # 120)

Serial number: 31186
Built in: 1908 -1910
Cabinet Style: Filigreed cabinet
Finish: Nickel plated over brass

The American cash register co. was the successor to the Hallwood cash register co. which was started in 1892. It went into receivership in 1905 & was reformed as The International Manufacturing co. in 1906, then became the American-Hallwood co. in 1906 & then to the American Cash Register co. in 1908. They were in business until 1922. I would estimate the date on this machine to be around 1908 to 1910.

The American cash register was called a “drawer operated cash register”. This means that when you pressed the amounts & the operating button, the machine operated, opening the drawer, added the amount to a counter & indicated the amounts in the front & back window. This was done with a large spring inside. When you closed the drawer it would stretch the spring again for the next operation. It was a big competitor of National & was a quality built machine with high grade bronze & nickel cabinets.

This one is a smaller version with a $9.99 ring up but a wide drawer for more bill & coin pockets. The small machine with a wide base reminds me of the National model “1”. Other models were much larger with both receipt & journal printers. This one is all metal where others had a marble coin slab. It has been highly polished, re-nickel plated, key checks & rings replaced, indicators painted & lettered, repro top sign with raised letters & the wood drawer refinished.

This machine is a real collectable because of its size & great appearance. As to rarity, the American registers were not built in the volume that National was & these are a bit hard to find.

Grade: “1” or restored
Weight: 125 pounds
Measurements: 18” wide, 18” deep, 26” high with top sign.
Price; $3,300

 

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National cash register model 562-EL-5F (Inv # 12)

Serial number: 598648
Built in: 1911 (103 years old)
Cabinet Style: Empire series
Finish: “C” or solid bronze

The model number breaks down like this. 562-EL-5F or 5xx means the 500 series, x6x means 6 rows of keys, xx2 means 2 printers(receipt & journal), E means electric, L means lights, 5 means 5 cash drawers & F means a floor cabinet.

These registers were built for large department stores & had separate cash totals for each drawer giving each operator their own cash responsibility. It was a total adder meaning that each item rang into a central total. There were some super advantages for the store owner to protect his money. It is a marvel of engineering & artistry.

This register is sold in as is condition. It is jammed but with all of the extras it really presents well. It has a nice quarter sawn oak base cabinet with the Bombay feet that have the nice brass boots on them. It has a 10” paper receipt supply reel. It has an electric motor & a lighted top sign. I installed non-working set of candelabra lights (can be removed). In general, it is complete & of course can be restored or enjoyed in its current condition.

Other than the fact that it is not operable, there are only 2 items that need attention. One of the Bombay feet is cracked in half. I have it & it can be glued back on. The leg is still very strong as I have moved it a number of times. The other is the wiring going to the lighted top sign has been remove at some time & it can be re-wired to make the lights work.

Grade: 3 or average
Weight: app. 500 pounds
Measurements: 24” deep, 34” wide, 72” high
Price; $4,000

 

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National model “0” (inv # 9-2)

Serial number: S16070
Re-Built Oct. 1901
Cabinet Style: Fine scroll
Finish: Originally it was a “B” or nickel plated

This is a nice, complete & working model “0”. It was factory rebuilt in 1901, but is an early original “0”. I can tell that it is early because it has the short key arms. I think the coin slab was damaged & when it was rebuilt they only had the current marble coin slab & drawer front available. It was originally nickel plated but has been stripped & polished. This leaves a mixed color cabinet. It can be restored & would increase the value greatly but is a nice period register. A great candy store size register.

This machine is complete & working. It has all of the early desirable items like short key arms, metal base, glass key checks, National in script on drawer front, 3 rosette marble coin slab & original paper work on the underside of the drawer. It is over 113 years old. The newest patent # is June, 15, 1893. It can be restored to grade one condition.

This is a very RARE machine. In the beginning National built a machine which was known as a total adder. This machine had a separate adding wheel for each key arm. When a key was pressed, it advanced the wheel one position. The wheel had the amount painted on the wheel. If you pressed it again, it moved another position changing the amount. Ex: 5 cent then 10 cent etc. It had 30 positions & an over run wheel above it so that when it got to the 30th position it advanced the upper wheel to $1.50. I know for modern purposes this was terrible but it was very progressive 113 plus years ago. The owner had to write down each number in the windows & add them up, thus it was a detail adder.

These style machines were built in 5 sizes; “0” = 11 key & 9” wide, “1” with 11 keys but had a wide drawer & was 16 ½” wide, “1 ½” which was larger with 20 keys, “2” which was the same size but with 25 keys, “3” with 30 key & the “4” with 40 keys & very large. The “0” only had room for one bill pocket. The “0” & “1” are super rare & hard to find.

I only see a few negatives. It is missing the bell stop screw (this can be found) on the left side up by the hinge, It has a hole drilled in the base on each side so they could screw it down to the counter & one coin pocket has been taken out so they could use it for bills.

Weight: 60 pounds
Measurements: 9” wide, 15 ½” deep, 18” tall
Price; $3,500

 

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National Cash register model “1” (inv # 2-1)

Serial number: 42008
Date Built: 1892 (128 years old)
Cabinet Style: Signature fine scroll
Finish: “B” or nickel plated

This machine is complete & working. It has all of the early desirable items like short key arms, metal base, some glass key checks, Patterson drawer pull, finger rail & original paper work on the underside of the drawer. It has not been restored. Some set high value on original condition & this one is great for being 128 years old. It can be restored to grade one condition. It has been painted silver at some time but presents well. It has a “Signature” fine scroll cabinet. The cabinet designer artfully inserted “NCR” into the pattern on the serial number bar.

This is a very RARE machine. In the beginning National built a machine which was known as a total adder. This machine had a separate adding wheel for each key arm. When a key was pressed, it advanced the wheel one position. The wheel had the amount painted on the wheel. If you pressed it again, it move another position changing the amount. Ex: 5 cent then 10 cent etc. It had 30 positions & an over run wheel above it so that when it got to the 30th position it advanced the upper wheel to $1.50. I know for modern purposes this was terrible but it was very progressive 130 years ago. The owner had to write down each number in the windows & add them up, thus it was a detail adder.

This style machines were built in 5 sizes; “0” = 11 key & 9” wide, “1” with 11 keys but had a wide drawer & was 16 ½” wide, “1 ½” which was larger with 20 keys, “2” which was the same size but with 25 keys, “3” with 30 key & the “4” with 40 keys & very large. The “0” only had room for one bill pocket & some customers wanted more pockets so they added a wide drawer to the small machine. You will find dozens of each model for every “0” you find & dozens of “0”s for every “1” you find. This is only the second one that I have been able to purchase.

Grade: 2 minus or great original condition.
Weight: 70 pounds
Measurements: 16 ½” wide, 16” deep, 18 ½” tall
Price; $8,000

 

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National Model 317 (inv # 99-1)

Serial number: 1421235
Date Built: 1914
Finish: Solid Bronze Or “C” finish
Style: Dolphin

This is a recently restored model 317. Unlike the 313 which is a candy store machine. The 317 had a printer on it & was used in the “Barber shop”. The printer enabled each barber to validate a ticket which he retained till the end of the day for proof of how many haircuts or shaves he did that day. The solid bronze cabinet is very desirable & the Dolphin cabinet style is the most artistic design that National built.

It has been rebuilt inside & out & works very well. The indicators have been repainted & lettered, the cabinet has been highly polished & lacquered. The key arms have been removed & newly nickel plated, It has new key checks & rings, new marble, refinished drawer & wood base, new wood base name plate, reproduction top sign & a fairly rare gold coin box cover.

Grade “1”
Weight: 85 pounds
Measurements: 11” wide, 17” deep, & 22” high with top sign
Price; $2,800

 

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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

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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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

 

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National Model 50 1/4 (Inventory # 174)

National Model 50 1/4

Serial Number 540787
Built in: 1906
Cabinet style: Dolphin pattern
Grade 1
Finish: “B” or Nickel plated

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. Usually these were different colors so that each barber would have proof of how many haircuts he had done that day. This model preceded the 317 & has many nicer features like larger end caps, fancy drawer pull, replaceable center lid, etc. This has a new nickel plating, new wood base & is a great restoration.

Grade “1”
Weight: 85 pounds
Measurements: 16 ½ deep, 12 ½” wide, 22” high with top sign.

Price: $2,000

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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

 
 

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