Brass Cash Registers
 
Nation model #2 (inv 54-5)

Serial number: 13199
Date Built: 1889 (127 years old)
Cabinet Style: Honeysuckle pattern
Finish: layered nickel over flat brass

In the beginning National built their machines with a wooden cabinet with fancy inlays. This was expense so they started building the cabinets out of flat brass. They still wanted the fancy inlay design so the plated the register with copper, then nickel. Then they placed a stencil on it to establish the pattern & added more layers of nickel that raised the pattern. On this one they added a personalized name plate on the lid (Ole Jacobson ). This one is featured in the book The Incorruptible Cashier Vol. 2 on page 122.
This one has a lot of unique features about other than being 127 years old. It has the lid name, short key arms, rope finger rail, glass key check, a 2 piece drawer pull & has to be one of the first brass cabinet registers built. It is jammed (I might be able to fix it after a sale) & sold as is.

Grade: “2” or great original machine.
Weight: 75 pounds
Measurements: 17”W, 16”D, 18” H
Price: $2,995

 














 
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