I was mildly surprised when I saw my first handcrank cash register this summer in Hiawassee, Georgia – it was the original cash register, still in use, at Noblet’s 5 and 10. Then I saw another one in use at the Highland Inn in Monterey earlier this month. Word on that one was it probably came originally from an automotive establishment, as the built-in tabs referred to things like ‘oil change’, etc. When I saw the third one yesterday, I knew I had to share the photos. I’m not sure if the one at Clarie’s at the Depot Restaurant in Warrenton, VA is still in operation – however, it was definately on display.
On another topic, you may have noticed that today I’ve added a new page to this blog – Recent Reads. Check it out!