Plating a Cash Register

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1 year 5 months ago #3042 by PlaneGuy
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I just picked up a Nickel Plated Model 313 that after some cleaning, will need to get replated. Having never looked into this, I was wondering if some people could give me a range of what it would typically cost to plate the whole thing? Anyone have bad experiences and have advice on what to look out for?
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1 year 5 months ago - 8 months 2 weeks ago #3043 by Lombard Illinois
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1 year 5 months ago #3044 by NAV
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I have to agree with John that the price is anywhere from too much, to not worth it. Especially for a 313. In my area, if you can find a good plater willing to do the job, it would be in the 1500.00 range including all the drawer hardware, the 15 key arms, locks, and etc. Maybe even more in 2017 prices.

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1 year 5 months ago #3055 by RittysMachine
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First, I need to state that I am no where even close to the level of Bill, John, or nearly everyone else on this site when it comes to restoration but I consider myself a "Cash Register Man" like most of you do.

I took a Chicken Scratch 33 I got for $150 and stripped, wire brushed, and polished it as best as I could. After calling around I could only find one plater on all of Tampa. I was told that the EPA really has cracked down on them The company mainly did bathroom fixtures, it was the first cash register they ever did. They tried to talk me into keeping it brass, thought I was ruining it.

Where we had a deal over the phone for $200, in the end they felt they had to charge me $300. They really polished it nearly perfect.

I did not plate the arms, drawer pieces, or locks, I painted those. I wasn't worried about taking it apart, I was worried about putting it back together. I figure that they could be plated in the future should I want to.


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1 year 5 months ago - 1 year 5 months ago #3057 by dep
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Send me all the 313 parts including the drawer hardware, lid lock ,lid prop,lid counter , etc. I will have it done for you in bright nickel for 595.00 includes stripping, bead blasting, polishing, degreasing, all plating, hand rubbed clean and clear coated with clear lacquer. Key stems are an extra 15.00 ea.. + return shipping, usually 40-50.00 via fedex.
Turn around time @ 6 weeks or less.(unless I really get a lot of machines to do). Restoring brass cash registers since 1971--- over 2000 restored in the last 46 years.1st class jobs.
I usually have 10-12 machines in the works at all times..I finish 1 per week. Prices could go up this year as costs go up.
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