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National Cash Register Company Serial Numbers

Brass National Cash Register
Brass National Cash Register

Some basic rules can used for dating early National Cash Registers. If the machine works, open the drawer by pushing down on a lever inside at the rear. Turn the drawer over and you will find a paper label with a patent dates listed. This will give you the approximate date of manufacturer. The original paper work from National is usually glued to the bottom of the drawer giving the date and name of the original purchaser.

Each National Cash Register has two sets of unique numbers on a metal plate generally found on the front of each machine. One is a National Cash Register model number and the other is a sequential serial number. Until 1908 NCR used model numbers from 0 to 100, mainly to indicate different sizes. Then other numbers were added to indicate series and classes of their cash register

If the papers are missing from your Cash Registers drawer, NCR published the following list of serial numbers for the year 1889 to 1967. Use this list to date your vintage National Cash Register. 1889 to 1910 is considered the most popular collecting period. If you have an "S" in from of your National serial number see second list below.

National Cash Register Serial Numbers
National Cash Register Serial Numbers

If a National Cash Register was reconditioned or resold by National, new paperwork would be pasted right over the original paperwork. A new serial number was issued and affixed to the top of the machine replacing the old serial number plate. An "S" in front of the serial number meant the machine was second hand. The list below below is for second hand National Cash Register built between 1890 and 1967.

National Cash Register Serial Numbers
Serial Numbers of Reconditioned National Cash Register

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