A cash register or till is a mechanical or electronic device for calculating and recording sales transactions, and an attached cash drawer for storing cash. The cash register also usually prints a receipt for the customer. In most cases the drawer can be opened only after a sale, except when using a special key, which only senior employees and the owner have. This reduces the risk of employees stealing from the shop owner by not recording a sale and pocketing the money when a customer does not need a receipt but has to be given change. In fact, cash registers were first invented for the purpose of eliminating employee theft.

Cash Register and Indicator

A cash register or till is a mechanical or electronic device for calculating and recording sales transactions,…

A cash register is a mechanical or electronic device for calculating and recording sales transactions, and an attached cash drawer for storing cash.

Early Model Cash Register

A cash register is a mechanical or electronic device for calculating and recording sales transactions,…

The first registers were entirely mechanical, without receipts. The employee was required to ring up every transaction on the register, and when the total key was pushed, the drawer opened and a bell would ring, alerting the manager to a sale taking place. Those original machines were nothing but simple adding machines.

Indicator and Cash Register

The first registers were entirely mechanical, without receipts. The employee was required to ring up…

An undesirable cultivator. Shovels are too large and the man is required to walk.

Cultivator

An undesirable cultivator. Shovels are too large and the man is required to walk.

A good riding cultivator.

Cultivator, riding

A good riding cultivator.

An Acme harrow, good for leveling and pulverizing the land.

Acme harrow

An Acme harrow, good for leveling and pulverizing the land.

A disc-harrow.

Disc harrow

A disc-harrow.

A spring-tooth harrow, particularly useful on stony land.

Spring-tooth harrow

A spring-tooth harrow, particularly useful on stony land.

A machine that tabulates the amount of sales transactions, makes a permanent and cumulative record of them, and has a drawer in which cash can be kept.

Cash Register

A machine that tabulates the amount of sales transactions, makes a permanent and cumulative record of…