1890's century cash registers

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2 years 1 month ago #1617 by Mark
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Did the NCR cash registers produced in the 1890's come with a hand-crank for resetting the adding wheels? The square shaft ends on the right side of my model 3 has rounded edges. I am assuming that someone, over the years, failed to use the correct size tool for resetting the wheels. If NCR produced a tool for this purpose, are they available today in collectors' basket of tools?
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2 years 1 month ago #1618 by NAV
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Attached are some photo's of the reset tool you are inquiring about.





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2 years 1 month ago #1619 by Mark
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Great! Thanks for this info. Do you know if these reset tools are easy.., or difficult..., to find in order to purchase one?

Thanks for your help.
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2 years 1 month ago #1620 by NAV
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I am of the opinion they are difficult to find, and also of the opinion most register guy's don't have one. The reset tools I have came along with registers I purchased.
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2 years 1 month ago #1621 by Dick Witcher
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I have a repro for $30 plus shipping. Finding an original will be hard.
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2 years 1 month ago #1626 by Jeff Kreft
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2 years 1 month ago #1628 by Mark
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Thanks for sharing this photo of the reset tools. Would you be willing to sell one? If not, I can buy a reproduction tool from Dick Witcher. Thanks again for sharing this photo and answering my question.

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2 years 1 month ago #1630 by Jeff Kreft
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Hi Mark, these are the result of 20 + years of collecting, I had 3 other ones that I have sold throughout the years, regretfully. They are very dificult to find, and usually command top dollar. My advice is if you find one for sale don't hesitate. The real ones will be cast iron, very easy to test with a magnet.

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2 years 1 month ago #1631 by Mark
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Thanks Jeff, I fully understand! Thanks again for your input.

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2 years 1 month ago #1633 by Dick Witcher
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Opps, I read wrong & was thinking about a detail adder. I shouldn't be hard to make one. (I can't anymore.) It looks like a round shaft with on side cut off like a 3/4 moon. Get a rod that is the same size as the end of the turn back shaft & grind off the side till it matches. Then use that rod to size a 3/8 0r 1/2" short extension socket set. get a machine shop to wield in a piece so that the socket fits the shaft that you made??? Drill the other end & made a handle.
Easy for you, difficult for me.
Dick
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