old RC Allen Adding Machine Register with Cash Drawer

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  • Item Category: Entertainment
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 10, 2008
  • Channel: Auction House
You are bidding on an old RC Allen Adding Machine Register with Integral Cash Drawer. This is an old hand crank machine with a recipt printer and cash drawer. The machine is black and chrome with a faded green faceplate. The drawer has been a deep black lacquered finish; you can see w everybody rested their left hand on the corner from the well-worn spot. You can also see w someone left a Coca-Cola bottle beside the register and left a water ring. When you pull the crank the cash drawer opens with a "Ca-Ching" sound. The cash drawer can be switched to open or stay closed . The cash drawer is worn smooth from many years of coins being scooped out. The oak drawer is divided into 5 sections for coins, pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, and fifty-cent pieces. It also has sections for bills with a weight roller to hold them down. One drawer compartment has been repaired with tape many years ago; the tape has faded and aged to the same color as the surrounding. The drawer has a lock but the key is missing, it is locked in the unlocked position. The printing part needs a new ribbon. The calculator part has an extra 9 set of buttons, A-S for different depts, or different cashiers. About half the keys work the other half won't stay up (maybe just a weak spring?). Along with the printer it has a number readout in a window. I don't know how old this is... but a tag inside references several US patents the latest being 1927...so I am guessing late twenties early thirties. On the back of the cash drawer it says in gold script lettering "R. C. Allen", "Cash Registering machine", it also has an addition, multiplication, and division symbols around the name. Underneath the stand stenciled is "ALLEN. 60 N. S. B", and if you pull out the drawer underneath on the bottom is a oval metal tag the tag reads "Serial No. 25209 Indiana Cash Drawer" "Indiana Cash Drawer Co, Shelbyville, Ind USA" "pat Nov 1, 1927". On the bottom of the machine itself it says "862023X Model 66CD3" Front of machine says "Allen Calculators Inc, New York, USA". On the chrome housing that covers the ribbon reels, if you look just right you can see the name R.C. Allen in the chrome. If you, or someone you know, collect these old machines or restore them...then is your chance to get this one at a great deal. Get this for yourself, friend or relative, or to keep, trade or resell. This would make a nice display for an office supply store, or museum display of early cash registers. If you have an old store then this on the counter would sure be a conversation piece. Please see my other auctions for more early office machines, beer signs, old radios, and phonographs. I can email more pictures if needed, feel free to email me if you have any questions about this or any of my other auctions. I will discount shipping if more than 1 item is shipped to the same address in the same box.