Antique Mahogany and Brass Cash Till c. 1890
This is a Mahogany cash till with original enameled lid and logo. The pull out drawer rings a brass bell and moves the paper receipt roller. The original label and instructions are on the inside of the lid.
- CREATOR G.H. Gledhill & Sons, Trinity Works Halifax, U.K.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1890s.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Mahogany, Brass, Paper, Enamel.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS H 7 in. W 7.5 in. D 15 in.
- G H Gledhill and Sons Ltd was established by George H Gledhill (supported by his sons, Arthur H Gledhill, Gilbert Gledhill and Walter G Gledhill), to produce his new inventions. Whilst running a millinery business in Northgate, Halifax in 1886, he invented an automatic cash till and automatic cash displayer. In 1892, the company moved into the top floor of the Trinity Works on Harrison Road, Halifax, to manufacture cash tills. He subsequently took over the whole factory and opened two others in Halifax and one in Huddersfield. The firm bought Frank Brooks time recording business to form Gledhill-Brook Time Recorders Ltd in 1912.