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The Cash Register is Patented (1882 – 1883)


Ritty and Birch's "Incorruptible Cashier."

James Ritty.

On February 15, 1882 American inventors James Ritty and John Birch of Dayton, Ohio applied for a patent on a cash register. It had a large display to record money received and a locked drawer to hold cash receipts. U.S. patent 271,363 was granted to Ritty and Birch on January 30, 1883 for "Cash register and indicator."