Anyone interested in working on a model 92?

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2 years 11 months ago #400 by Fishert
Fishert created the topic: Anyone interested in working on a model 92?
I'm a new member and I have a model 92 that needs some work done. The arm on the right is jammed and I can't see what is stopping it from moving. I also need a spring changed in the charge row, it sits a little low. Can anyone help. I live in Iowa so something close would be great but if I have to ship it I will.
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I will be on vacation for the next week so it will be May 5th before I can reply.

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2 years 11 months ago - 2 years 11 months ago #401 by rvkapp1
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Can you post or email a picture? I am located in the st.louis, mo area. You can contact me directly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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I will send you a picture . My phone is 319-631-4700. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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2 years 11 months ago - 2 years 11 months ago #405 by NAV
NAV replied the topic: Anyone interested in working on a model 92?
I told you a week ago when you emailed me that the closest person who can help you out is in the St. Louis area.

A lesson to be learned by ALL NEW COLLECTORS is not to buy a non working cash register, especially one that is in need of parts. Especially when you over pay for the register. You contacted me about a top sign, we had several correspondences and you tried to beat me down on price, which was $300.00. You also asked for a complete set of lock keys. Why didn't you ask the seller for a complete set of keys and the top sign. I didn't give you a price on the key's because I didn't want you to try and beat me down on them to. You and other new collectors can't expect other collector's to repair and supply you with parts at your price for a non working incomplete register that you purchased. Sorry, but that is the facts of life. Shipping a NCR model 92 would cost more than the machine is worth.

This might sound harsh but I have had a number of other new cash register buyers stop over the house looking for free or next to free parts and repair services. These individuals overpaid for the machine and now want assistance to make their mistake whole again without spending more money. They don't want to contact the full time cash register dealers because that would be to expensive, and they might not be able to get a freebie.

Over the years I discovered that nobody knows me when they are looking for a cash register, but I am easily found once they purchase an over priced, non working, missing parts gem of a machine. The last guy brought me a rare "Candy Store Wide Bodied Machine" that was non functional, missing parts, and way over priced. I asked how he knew this was a "Candy Store Register" and he said the owner told him because it had a penny ring up. Missing counters, dust cover, in need of a drawer, and a bunch of other parts. Didn't work because someone took off the entire left side frame and messed up all the timing. The buyer's big thing was that he wanted to have the bell ring. There was no bell, and the complete bell assembly was missing. I asked why if it was so important to have the bell ring, that he didn't buy a register that at least had the bell and bell assembly. This dude bought the machine from a 20 year veteran of cash register collecting.

I enjoy repairing and restoring cash registers. However, myself and the other guy's who repair and restore can't make you whole for a mistake that you most likely over paid to acquire. The market for Brass Cash Register has never been so soft. Great buy's on Brass Register abound all over the country. I suggest that you just write off this machine as a mistake and look for a good, solid, compete and working register. This would be your most likely way to cut your losses. You can always parts out the 92 register that you recently bought to soften your loss. This might sound harsh, but it is the best advice I can give you.

A word of advice to all other new cash register collectors, only purchase machines that are complete and working unless you have the skills to repair them yourself. If you are going to repair registers you might want to get a work bench, shop vac, air compressor, bunch of slotted screw drivers, tap and drill set, key ring removal and crimping tool just for starters. I know of one cash register restorer that uses the floor as his work bench, another uses the kitchen table. My belief, while it might be outdated, if you are going to do cash register repair and restoration, you need to do it the right way.

I have included a photo of a couple model 92 style machines that can most likely be bought cheap and would appear to be a good deal until you find out what the cost would be to get them up working properly and obtain the missing pieces to get the machines whole again. What might appear to be a good buy, usually might be too good to be true.




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