Author Topic: does anyone know how to un-jam an old cash register?  (Read 5259 times)

Offline bakerbrett741

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does anyone know how to un-jam an old cash register?
« on: December 18, 2011, 11:25:53 AM »
I have an old cashregister and it is jammed really good. I tried giving the keys a little force to move them and- its jammed. It has bothered me ever since I bought it- it does not work like it should. It was a lesson to me- now I don't buy unless I have the resources for repairs if the object is inoperable.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2011, 11:34:12 AM by bakerbrett741 »

Offline bakerbrett741

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Re: does anyone know ho to un-jam an old cash register?
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2011, 11:31:54 AM »
Shipping this out for repair is just not an option- it is a back breaker just to move when rearranging the house. Shipping would cost more than I can presently afford on a single item to be shipped to destination then back + repair. Any advice? It looks nice and is a good piece, but would be more impressive if it was not jammed.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2011, 11:34:48 AM by bakerbrett741 »

Offline dsk

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Re: does anyone know how to un-jam an old cash register?
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2011, 12:30:34 PM »
Hi
Have you opened it up looked inside. I will guess; its like old typewriters pressing to letters at the same time, and it jams.  Be careful wit oil in there, it is sensitive as a rotary dial :D

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Offline Russ Kirk

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Re: does anyone know how to un-jam an old cash register?
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2011, 12:37:19 PM »
Well,  if all else fails you could try this method.......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lOSH2QMdqw

Sorry,  I could not resist.  Looks like you have a nice cash register.
« Last Edit: December 18, 2011, 12:43:02 PM by Russ Kirk »
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Re: does anyone know how to un-jam an old cash register?
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2011, 08:05:13 PM »
Thank goodness for decimalization--those keys look awfully confusing in shillings and pence. 8) 
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Re: does anyone know how to un-jam an old cash register?
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2011, 04:51:25 AM »
with keys in both £sd and Decimal, this till must date from a very specific era. I wonder if the keys were as new, or this was a conversion job for Decimal Day.

An old typewriter repairman probably did cash registers in his day.

Britain went decimal on 15 February 1971

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Re: does anyone know how to un-jam an old cash register?
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011, 11:27:38 PM »
with keys in both £sd and Decimal
Ahh, I wondered what the red numbers were for, and couldn't figure it out.
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Re: does anyone know how to un-jam an old cash register?
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2011, 05:57:15 AM »
with keys in both £sd and Decimal
Ahh, I wondered what the red numbers were for, and couldn't figure it out.

5 New Pee = 1/-

100 New Pee = 240 d. = £1

As my mother would now say, "Ten bob for a loaf of bread!!"