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    Posted 26 days ago

    Brunswick
    (218 items)

    While out and about, doing some in town errands, I needed to stop by the Thomasville public library to drop off a couple of borrowed items.
    It is a small library..its a small town, a little over 4,000 souls and because it is small, it is not hard to notice this good size and great shape of this National Cash Register on display. It was a gift to the library by the William Adams Kimbraugh family, descendants of a family who's beginnings go back to the 1800s in these parts.
    In the 1880s, the family began and operated a general store, selling food and other sundries.
    This was their cash register that was in use.
    I was told that the library has had offers to purchase the register, yet it cannot ever be sold. The family put in writing at the time of donating to the library, that the register shall Allways Be a permanent display.
    It is available for public viewing six days a week.

    Thank You,
    Thomas.

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 26 days ago
      Beautiful register. Money. It's a hit.
    2. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 26 days ago
      I luvvvs me some Cyndi Lauper music too Thomas, but this National Register is truly the star of the show here. How fortunate for your Thomasville Library to have been bequeathed it -- also as fortunate for all the rest of your citizens (and any others who might visit) to benefit from their willingness/ability to display it properly as its donors requested. VERY COOL!!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

      Myself, I'm most curious about that box w/round front opening and lever-looking-thing on top is, above and to the left of the cash drawer -- I don't think I've ever seen any such attachment to a National machine before. Do you happen to know what it is or was??

      Also, though presumably the library staff is well aware though it might not actually be displayed, there should be a series of labels on the underside of its cash drawer that would give exact info regarding its serial numbers, dates, original owner's store name, etc. I wouldn't be surprised if, for the asking, somebody behind the counter might shortly be able to provide you pictures of all that, if not being able to actually open/turn upside down the drawer to show 'ya in person...?? :-) :-) :-)

      THANKS FOR SHARING!!! :-) :-) :-)
    3. Brunswick Brunswick, 24 days ago
      Anythingobscure, Why Thank You Here! I will try to get more info..I was pushing for time the other day! Lol! Have a great Day my Friend!!,
      Brian, What got me was the size of this thing! And it sure has to be heavy to move! Lol! Have a Great Day my Friend!!,
      Purvis, Kevin, Rich, Watchsearcher, PhilDMorris, Oldpeep, Bottle-bud, Hotairfan, Aura, TheGateKeeper, Officialfuel And Jenni, Thanks all for 'Checking Out' his item and all the Love!! Allways!!

      Thomas.
    4. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 24 days ago
      Smart people those Kimbraughs!
      This way everyone will enjoy part of their quaint town’s history well into the future.
      (I have an anchor off the Yankee Blade Gold ship that went down during a storm in 1854. Right now it’s in my daughter’s front yard, it belongs in a museum. I have had offers, but I can’t get myself to sell it.)
    5. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 24 days ago
      The “box” to the left...
      Maybe to weigh produce?
    6. Ms.CrystalShip Ms.CrystalShip, 24 days ago
      Ha! What was I thinking? It’s not like you can weigh a watermelon on it.
      It is a curiosity....
    7. Brunswick Brunswick, 22 days ago
      Ms.CrystalShip, I will have to investigate further on this..Im curious as well about a few things here! Thank you for your inquiry and Love!! Allways!!

      Thomas.
    8. Brunswick Brunswick, 20 days ago
      Beachbum, BB2, Neighborguysfan, Sean And Collectables, Thanks one and all here very much!! Allways!!

      Thomas.
    9. Brunswick Brunswick, 19 days ago
      Snowman, Crswerner, Usedcarlady And Clockerman, Thanks you 4 here much!!!!

      Thomas.
    10. Brunswick Brunswick, 18 days ago
      AntiqueToys, Thank you here much! A Happy Thanksgiving To You And Yours!!

      Thomas.
    11. Brunswick Brunswick, 6 days ago
      Ttomtucker, Designer, And Abdul__qdir8879, Thanks You 3 Here Very Much!!! Allways!!!

      Thomas.
    12. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 5 days ago
      Back in 1975 The wife and I and the kid were driving up to New Brunswick Canada on a camping vacation. We stopped at an on-site auction along the way in Maine.
      There was a Brass National Cash Register about the same size in a wheel barrel!!!
      No one was bidding on it. Got down to 25 bucks!!!! I was going to bid on it but the wife said where you going to put it. Our car was a 72 Plymouth Scamp (Great Car!!!) Full of camping gear and the kid!!! Thought about it and sadly decided to keep the KID!!!
      Stuff
    13. Brunswick Brunswick, 4 days ago
      Shughs, Yougottahavestuff, Vintagegirl And Taysart, Thanks one and all here much!! Merry Christmas!!

      Thomas.
    14. Brunswick Brunswick, 3 days ago
      Sugargirl, Thanking You Kindly!! Allways!!

      Thomas.

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