Lot 213: An American ebony-inlaid tiger oak cash register, National Cash Register Co., Dayton, Ohio, circa 1891
December 14, 2016
Philadelphia, PA, USALive Auction
An American ebony-inlaid tiger oak cash register
National Cash Register Co., Dayton, Ohio, circa 1891
Of typical form, the case and drawer inlaid with Greco-Roman anthemion and wave motifs, the main section mounted with a dedication plaque reading: "Presented to Malcolm and Bertie Forbes with appreciation for a September weekend their NCR guests will long remember. Robert S. Oelman, R. Stanley Laing"; several tabs and keys humorously altered; the drawer with modeled gargoyle pull.
H: 19, W: 16, D: 15 in.
Please note that all wear is consistent with age and use for this lot. The absence of a statement of surface or condition issues does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections, or the effects of aging. Please note that this condition report is approximate and the opinion of the decorative arts department of Freeman's.
Overall condition: very fine, with a handsome exterior with no visible damage or significant repairs. The pads of all the keys replaced with custom-made buttons, and the flags in the transaction window also custom-made for the Forbes family. Internal cover plate and fittings intact.
Keys currently in locked position, drawer has not been opened for inspection.
All items are sold as is on the day of the sale.
Descriptions provided in both printed and on-line catalogue formats do not include condition reports. The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Interested bidders are strongly encouraged to request a condition report on any lots upon which they intend to bid, prior to placing a bid. All transactions are governed by Freeman's Conditions of Sale.