Business: Cash Registers

In Dayton, Ohio, the National Cash Register Co. maintains a private museum. Here appear a vast array of cash registers, each with its neat descriptive sign. John Henry Patterson, developer of the company, who died in 1922, established this uniue museum years back. Into it he put old models of his own concern, and models from firms which it had absorbed or which had otherwise gone out of business. But cash registers made by successful competitors had no place in the display because, so say present N....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!