Wednesday, September 24, 2008

It All Adds Up

Till Debt Do Us Part


Old-fashioned cash till at Klondike Kate's, Dawson City.

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON

16 comments:

Abraham Lincoln said...

If you see an old brass cash register it is worth a fortune so snap it up. I used to work in R&D at National Cash Register Company and when first hired they took us on a company tour. The all brass cash registers commanded a stiff price back then (1957).

I saw your blog and found the piece of history your camera recorded. It is a blink, stopped dead-still, exposing the moment in time and the beauty you saw in this picture of the old cash register. Very nice.

Abraham Lincoln
Brookville Daily Photo

david santos said...

Really very good posting.
Congratulations!!!

Dumdad said...

Great photo!

Lori Lynn said...

Great photo. I love it up there. Left some of my hard earned cash at Diamond Tooth Gertie's too...

imbeingheldhostage said...

Fantastic! Love the "Til Debt Do Us Part" -- very clever play on words for such an accurate statement.

CrazyCath said...

Oh how I love these memories of bygone times. Great shot. I have some of an old typewriter but the light was poor. :(

jams o donnell said...

Excellent shot.

SandyCarlson said...

I think those big ol' machines gave a person time to think of the money being spent and were thus a check on overspending. Those new-fangled lasers make it too easy to feel no pain while throwing money away.

That's a wonderful shot of that old register.

RiverPoet said...

Gosh, I love the sound of those old cash machines...

Peace - D

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Ah yes, I just love this vintage shot. And if it holds actual money, I love it even more! :)

Hilary said...

That's a beauty.. gotta love old things that still function.. like me. ;)

Sandi McBride said...

And if the world keeps on the path it's treading, we may have to go back to those old cash registers!
A lot prettier than what we have these days, though.
Sandi

YellowRose said...

What an awesome antique register! So much simplier than the ones they have now! And your title is great! ;)

Happy Wednesday!

Anna said...

Very nice photo David. Anna :)

The Right Blue said...

Since this old cash register saw duty in Dawson, I wonder if there was a special drawer/compartment for GOLD.

Tash said...

This is beautiful - the wood/the keys/ it looks like it still works.