On January 30, 1883, James Ritty and John Birch (brothers) received a patent for the cash register.
It was called “Ritty’s Incorruptible Cashier” and was invented for the purpose to stop cashiers of pilfering and eliminating employee theft or embezzlement. It had a large display to record money received and a locked drawer to hold cash receipts.
Publication number: US271363 A
Patent Title: Cash register and indicator
Publication type: Grant
Publication date: Jan 30, 1883
Filing date: Feb 15, 1882
Inventors: James Eitty
Original Assignee: Jacob H