Revolutionary Cash Register

Changing the world

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James Ritty

He had a bar and was also the inventor of the cash registers.

In 1878, during a trip to Europe steamboat, he was interested in the mechanism by which the boat counted the number of times that the propellers were spinning. He wondered if he could implement the system in their "saloon" for counting money transactions.

As he returned home, he and his brother went to work in the invented, they got in the third design a machine that had buttons for different amounts and tighten were counted, patented it as the "incorruptible cashier Ritty".

While still working on his saloon opened a factory to produce their machines. The company did not prosper, and in 1881 to be overwhelmed by having to deal with two businesses, sold Jacob H. Eckert, who with a group of investors founded the National Manufacturing Company. In 1883 John and Frank Patterson entered as shareholders in the company. In 1884, being the principal owner John Patterson, the company changed its name to National Cash Register Company.

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cash register definition

A cash register is a mechanical or electronic device that allows to calculate and record business transactions, and includes a drawer to save money. Usually, in addition to print a receipt or invoice for the customer, according to the laws of each country.