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#159498 - Tue Nov 10 2009 10:12 PM cash register
Roger Loupias Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Feb 15 2009
Loc: Reno, Nevada
Hoping someone can shed some light on the popularity and collectable value of a 1930 gas station cash register. Of course the keys are labeled gas oil tires lube and so on. It is in working condition and I have the opertunity of buying it for $400. Are these hot items? Its a little out of my direction from restoring pumps, oil dispensers and collecting cans and containers, but Im toying around with the fact it would look great displayed. Once again, are these sought after? thanks, Roger

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#159499 - Tue Nov 10 2009 10:15 PM Re: cash register [Re: Roger Loupias]
Thunder II Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
Sometimes. Lets use gas pupms as an example. A Wayne 60, will have more value than a Southwestern 45. I have two old cash registers here. they're kinda like Tok 39s though....
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#159507 - Tue Nov 10 2009 11:52 PM Re: cash register [Re: Thunder II]
Jack Sim Offline
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Registered: Fri Nov 10 2000
Loc: St. Louis, MO, USA
I have ads for National CRs and if they have the oil and gas that makes them a little special, but unless you are building a service station out back, and are also decorating the inside to make it look like the 40s or 50s, I wouldn't be adding it to my collection (if I had one).
I agree with Thunder. If someone offered it to me for $100.00 and I had an extra $100 to spare, I might buy it, but the same money put in a gas pump, sign, globe, oil can, will give you more satisfaction than a cash register. I wouldn't give $400 for any CR unless it was brass.
JMO (that's a new one, just my opinion).

Jack Sim
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#159512 - Wed Nov 11 2009 01:13 AM Re: cash register [Re: Jack Sim]
archer2 Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sat Nov 25 2006
Loc: Marshall Va USA
Roger,

I just bought a McCaskey built in '40 or '41 strictly for gas stations for $75. It seemed to me that it would be a unique piece of history that not everyone had.

There was a site which I used to research this particular model before I bought it but the site went down within the past few weeks (more lost information as it seemed this individual was quite the historian on the McCaskey company).

So do your research and buy it if you like it.

Ed
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#159513 - Wed Nov 11 2009 02:03 AM Re: cash register [Re: archer2]
huskybob Online   content
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Nov 16 2001
Loc: Near Tracy Rock
Roger there was one on CL here a few months ago just like you described for $150.

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#159514 - Wed Nov 11 2009 02:13 AM Re: cash register [Re: huskybob]
Roger Loupias Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Feb 15 2009
Loc: Reno, Nevada
This is why being new to this hobby I find the experience and knowledge from your responses helpful in what I do and maybe what I should'nt do! Thanks for the pointers and saving me money!!!!!! Roger

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#159528 - Wed Nov 11 2009 07:44 AM Re: cash register [Re: Roger Loupias]
Thunder II Offline
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Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
Any pics?
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#159532 - Wed Nov 11 2009 07:58 AM Re: cash register [Re: Thunder II]
Savinsam Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Dec 20 2006
Loc: northwestern Pa.
I have one. IMO $400 is too high. Keep looking around if you really want one. You should be able to find one at least half the price of that one.

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#159545 - Wed Nov 11 2009 08:53 AM Re: cash register [Re: Savinsam]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
I had a CR that came from a 50-60's SIGNAL station earlier this year & gave it to another oldgas'r, because I didn't have room for it.

I agree w/ the rest.

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#159604 - Wed Nov 11 2009 07:16 PM Re: cash register [Re: Dick Bennett]
H1HUMMER Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Wed Dec 05 2007
Loc: KENNEWICK, WA
I dont post much but I'm kind of confused on the advise being given to Roger on the cash register ? he doesn't mention a brand or provide a picture so it's a little hard (for me) to determine a value on this item.......I have several National cash registers 2 or 3 which are out of gas stations, I think these are a great petro collectible and as much as part of history as pumps, globes, signs, etc. If the one he mentions is anything like this one (below) I'd gladly pay $400 for it ! just my humble opinion !


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#159607 - Wed Nov 11 2009 07:35 PM Re: cash register [Re: H1HUMMER]
Thunder II Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Fri Jan 20 2006
Loc: On the plains of Colorado
BRASS...... For $400.00....... I couldnt get my money fast enough..... ROTFLMAO!!!!

The brass era, of just about everything, ended at about the same time as WWI. Roger. I think that it would be a great part of your collection, but I'm pretty sure that $400.00 is a bit high, for an old steel cash register. Get some pics though. There is always the possibility that you have something special.
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#159616 - Wed Nov 11 2009 07:53 PM Re: cash register [Re: Thunder II]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
As with a lot of items that someone is asking WHAT'S IT WORTH, w/o a picture or 2 it's hard to put a value on.

H1Humer's CR above would not have been found in 98% of mom/pop gas stations in the 30's-40's. Maybe in a FIRESTONE, GOODYEAR, PEP BOYS or other large volume service station only.

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#159638 - Wed Nov 11 2009 09:36 PM Re: cash register [Re: Dick Bennett]
Roger Loupias Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Sun Feb 15 2009
Loc: Reno, Nevada
Well its certainly not a gem, but I have no picture other then the image of it on Craigslist that I dont mind sharing. Please go to Craigslist Reno Nevada and type in (1930's gas station cash register) you will see it and best advise me about it. Its less then 30minutes away from me and is still available. thanks guys. Roger

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#159639 - Wed Nov 11 2009 09:43 PM Re: cash register [Re: Roger Loupias]
MATT ALVAREZ Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Sat Sep 23 2006
Loc: Cameron Park,Ca.
Here it is:
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#159645 - Wed Nov 11 2009 10:17 PM Re: cash register [Re: MATT ALVAREZ]
Dick Bennett Offline
Veteran Member

Registered: Wed Oct 25 2000
Loc: Santa Paula, Calif
Here is a better picture for detail



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