|This is got to be the most butt ugly cash register I've ever seen.....|
|but the guts are pretty! can't wait for Jerry to start ripping up this one....|
The ugly ones can get taken apart even if they work... So imagine our joy when Jerry scouted out this brute of a cash register at one of the local Flea Market. It is built like a tank ( this model runs approximately 70 lbs!!) and sort of looks like one. In researching this, I discovered it's a NCR (National Cash Register brand) model 126(4) made in 1946.
I'm guessing ( and this is conjuncture) this model is so very plain because the idea was companies would buy them and decorate them to match their chains. I saw many models with a coke-cola theme, and one company had a bunch done up in bright pink! ( I think it was a gas station company?)
The one we bought doesn't look like it was ever altered in that way. And got rained on, it's rusty/dingy/grey on the outside. the insides look great though.
It sort of works... the keys function, but the drawer sticks. ( which is the prettiest part btw.. it's all beautifully polished wood on the inside of the drawer.. Jerry and I are already talking about incorporating the drawer into our display somehow...
Jerry is taking accelerated classes this summer for his teaching degree, so his time to destroy is limited... still I might have to have this one "bumped" up the list......