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2 months 2 days ago - 2 months 23 hours ago #6147 by RittysMachine

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    I cleaned and repaired my G.H. Gledhill Cash Till. My intention is to research and put a manufacture year of this serial number 37637. Technically, this is not a cash register and more of an autographic by definition. If you have a Gledhill, know anything about the Gledhill company please add to this thread.

    The wood is mahogany. The drawer is a solid piece of wood with huge coin bowls cut into it. There is no real paper money spot unless it was to be rolled up and put in the very last oval spot. This has rolled lined paper. The bell rings and the paper advances each time the drawer opens. It is very English. There are two locks, one for the paper the other for the money.














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    2 months 2 days ago - 2 months 1 day ago #6148 by RittysMachine

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    www.gledhillgenealogy.info/gallery.htm

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    G H Gledhill & Sons Ltd of Halifax & Huddersfield 1890-1975
    "G H Gledhill and Sons Ltd was established by George H Gledhill (supported by his sons, Arthur H Gledhill, Gilbert Gledhill and Walter G Gledhill), to produce his new inventions. Whilst running a millinery business in Northgate, Halifax in 1886, he invented an automatic cash till and automatic cash displayer. In 1892, the company moved into the top floor of the Trinity Works on Harrison Road, Halifax, to manufacture cash tills. He subsequently took over the whole factory and opened two others in Halifax and one in Huddersfield. The firm bought Frank Brooks time recording business to form Gledhill-Brook Time Recorders Ltd in 1912.

    During World War 1,, the company developed a bomb-release mechanism. This was fitted as standard to the early bombers of the Royal Flying Corps and, later, the Royal Air Force. During the 2nd World War, the company produced a range of military equipment: sun compasses for desert operations, a field service level for use in road and trench construction, map measurers, booby traps, tanks and torpedoes.

    In 1964, the time-recorder business was sold to the Simplex Time Recorder Company of Gardner, Massachusetts. The business closed in 1975."

    - taken from the UK National Archives. Click here to go to the full record.

    www.gracesguide.co.uk/File:Im19250306MCT-Gled.jpg
    This advertisement is from 1925, It has the clam shell drawer pull



    Arthur Henry Gledhill (1874-1951) of G. H. Gledhill and Sons, Ltd and Gledhill—Brook Time Recorders, Ltd.

    1952 Obituary [1]

    "ARTHUR HENRY GLEDHILL who died at his home in Halifax on 20th October 1951, was the chairman and managing director of G. H. Gledhill and Sons, Ltd., Trinity Works, Halifax, cash-register, till, and time recorder manufacturers, and also chairman and managing director of Gledhill—Brook Time Recorders, Ltd., Huddersfield. He had been associated with the former firm during the whole of his professional career including his apprenticeship, which he served from 1889 to 1894; he had been chairman since 1917. He was born in 1874 and received his education at Halifax and Bradford technical colleges. He was appointed assistant manager at the early age of twenty and became a director and works superintendent in 1896. This was followed in 1902 by his appointment as managing director. Mr. Gledhill's inventive powers were considerable. He started at the age of seventeen with a patent device for detecting a leakage of coal gas, and his patents followed in a continuous stream for many years until he had almost two hundred to his credit. Nearly all were concerned with the mechanism of cash registers, tills, and time recording instruments. He also gave his attention to the question of production costs and took out a patent for a recording machine.

    During the 1914-18 war he rendered notable service by his invention of a bomb-releasing clutch, for which he received an award from the Royal Commission for Awards to Inventors. Mr. Gledhill was elected an Associate Member of the Institution in 1902 and transferred to Membership in 1928. He was well known to members, as he frequently attended discussions, to which he contributed valuable comments. He will, moreover, be remembered for his services on the Yorkshire Branch Committee, of which he was elected a Member in 1930, and was the Chairman in 1932 and 1933, being also a Member of Council during those years. He acted as vice-chairman from 1934 to 1936, and continued as a member of the Committee for a further two years. He presented a paper in 1933 on "Problems of Today" and another in 1934 on "Development of Inventions". Although his engineering and business activities claimed much of his attention, Mr. Gledhill found time to take a prominent part in municipal affairs. He was elected Mayor in 1926 and became a Justice of the Peace for the County Borough of Halifax in 1928. He assumed control of the passenger transport when the tramways were accumulating a huge deficit, and eventually his efforts were rewarded by the undertaking being placed on a sound financial basis.


    www.halifaxpeople.com/Historic-Savile-Park.html
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    2 months 2 days ago #6149 by NAV

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    Nice Job.

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    2 months 1 day ago #6150 by RittysMachine

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    patents.google.com/patent/US539001A/en

    This US patent of 1895 is much more sophisticated than mine. The patent discusses multiple paper rolls with carbon paper and a coin slot. The drawer has an area for paper money and not the bowls for the coins.


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    This book on the history of Halifax, which is the home of Gledhill. It was published in 1948.
    www.an-englishmanshome.co.uk/town_that_bred_us.html



    advertised in that book is their Cash Register:


    They also made playing cards as advertisement:


    Also in the Gledhill patents is the 1911 Tom Thumb

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    1 month 4 weeks ago #6154 by JDyall

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    I was interested to see this post. I have a Gledhill cash register although not in such good condition as the one in the photo. It is almost im possible to see it in my photo, but you can just see the Gledhill name on the cover if you get the light right. I got it at an auction where it was described as 'a child's toy cash register'. I knew it wasn't and I was the only bidder. It's not in very good condition, but it works and I like the flags that lie down. The fact that it has a detail adder is also interesting.
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    Watching eBay auctions and attempting to research the patent of the Gledhill, I wondered what was the difference between the Gledhill Till and an O'Brien till. They look similar. They were even patented in the same year.


    The O'Brien was made in Liverpool.

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    John,
    This could be the patent for your Gledhill Tom Thumb:

    patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/cf/8...ed5ac79/US634726.pdf
    from a patent search
    patents.google.com/patent/US634726A/en?q...re=priority:19000101

    Did you notice that line associating Gledhill with the Victor Cash Register Company. I know that Gledhill was in business until 1965, possibly with some association with Victor Cash Register.

    1898-04-06 Application filed by VICTOR CASH REGISTER Co


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