Who Invented the Cash Register

Cash register was first invented in the year 1883 by James Ritty. Ritty, owner of a saloon in the United States, named it after his own name as Ritty model 1 in the year 1879. However he got it patented in the year 1883 with the help of his brother John Ritty. Initially the cash register machines were simple machines for adding. There were no receipts that were generated and still required a lot of manual effort. Ritty later sold his business of cash registers to Jacob H. Eckert who opened up The National Manufacturing Company.

The first cash register with a receipt was built in the year 1884 when Eckert sold off his company to John Patterson. The company too was renamed as National Cash Register. Patterson contributed immensely in the development of cash register as receipts multiplied the popularity of the device. Another major development took place in the year 1906 when Charles F. Kettering, an employee of National Cash register, came up with a cash register that used a motor. There were many efforts in the late 1950s to add me more features to the cash registers. In present era, cash registers have become extremely technical and user-friendly.

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