The First Cash Register Was Used At This Old, Charming Supply Store In Ohio From The 1800s

Did you know that an Ohioan invented the world’s first cash register? Most people don’t. It’s a little-known piece of Ohio history that’s downright fascinating. James Ritty of Dayton, Ohio is credited with inventing the cash register and it was first used in the Miners’ Supply Co. in Coalton, Ohio. Here’s how this one-of-a-kind machine got its start in Ohio:

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Address: Coalton, OH, USA