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Early ticker Tape Machine in 1885....

Item # 556263

November 15, 1879

SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN, New York, November 15, 1879

* Faber's gold pen and pencil factory

This 16 page issue contains illustrations of the latest inventions of the day including the following inventions and/or prints: Rock crusher - Sleeping car berth - drawing apparatus & More. These illustrations also have text that goes along with them.
Very interesting advertisements as well, back in the day when many of the normal things we use today were just being invented. Nice To Frame. Minor spine wear, otherwise in nice condition.

wikipedia notes: The first cash register was invented by James Ritty following the American Civil War. He was the owner of a saloon in Dayton, Ohio, USA, and wanted to stop employees from pilfering his profits. He invented the Ritty Model I [1]in 1879 after seeing a tool that counted the revolutions of the propeller on a steamship. With the help of John Ritty, his brother, he patented it in 1883.[1]

Shortly thereafter, Ritty became overwhelmed with the responsibilities of running two businesses, so he sold all of his interests in the cash register business to Jacob H. Eckert of Cincinnati, a china and glassware salesman, who formed the National Manufacturing Company. In 1884 Eckert sold the company to John H. Patterson, who renamed the company the National Cash Register Company. John Patterson improved the cash register by adding a paper roll to record sales transactions, thereby creating the receipt.

In 1906, while working at the National Cash Register company, inventor Charles F. Kettering designed a cash register with an electric motor.

In the UK the term "till" is used which describes a small compartment or shelf inside a larger blanket or other form of chest, used to segregate small items.

Category: Post-Civil War