LEFT & RIGHT HANDED CASH REGISTERS

2 years 11 months ago #1281 by dep


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  • Over the years I have been asked many times why sometimes the 5¢ key stem is sometimes on the left side & sometimes on the right side. Let me explain.
    For an example lets use a model 216.
    Most have the 5¢ on the right side. If a register was to be placed on a back bar, and a ring up of $1.45 was pushed, both the cash salesman and the customer saw the indicator flags as $1 40 5. If this same cash register was set on a front bar, the salsesman saw $1 40 5. But the customer saw 5 40 $1.
    Some cash registers could be ordered with the "left" hand arrangement so when put on a front bar the customer saw $1 40 5.
    Not all machines could be ordered this way, all the detail adders could but never a 313 for example.
    Bob Depenbrok
    Vintage Cash Register

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    2 years 11 months ago - 2 years 11 months ago #1283 by ncrebay


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  • Replied by ncrebay on topic LEFT & RIGHT HANDED CASH REGISTERS
    I had no idea they had left and right handed National cash registers. That is good to know when buying!!! Great info!

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    2 years 11 months ago #1295 by bruiser@wwt.net


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  • Replied by bruiser@wwt.net on topic LEFT & RIGHT HANDED CASH REGISTERS
    Great information Bob. I hadn't really thought about it, but it makes complete sense. Thanks.

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