Cash Register Mounted on Cabinet from Palace Theatre, Blind River
- National Cash Register Co., Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A., Manufacturer
- Media Type
- Antique Cash Register Mounted on Oak Cabinet, made of brass and wood. This is a very ornate piece unusually mounted on an oak cabinet containing six drawers labelled A,B,D,E,H,K and all having a matching push button on the upper part. Each button has an ornate key to unlock the corresponding drawer. Inscribed on the lower front is National Cash Register Co. Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A. On the top is a topper, very ornate in brass with carved letters, "Amount Purchased".
TVM collection 2007.43.1; cat #3201
- This cash register is a family heirloom, belonging to the donor's father, Norman Solomon and grandfather, Albert Solomon.
Mr. Albert Solomon started Solomon's Store, a department store which was opposite the Palace Theatre on Hanes Avenue in Blind River, Ontario Canada.
Built in 1928, The Palace Royale, the Palace Theatre (so-named later) replaced the old silent movie house called the Star Theatre.
Boasting ornate plaster wall decorations, rich red velvet curtains hung across the stage and gilded chandeliers, it was a touch of the "finer life" for patrons of the day. Besides projecting films of the day, its front row orchestra pit allowed it to serve as a fine arts hall hosting three-act plays, hypnotists, boxers and musical bands.
With a seating capacity of 300, it was the first building in town to have public washrooms as well as the longest family-run business -- through three generations.
After 72 years of operation, the Palace Theatre was torn down in 2000 to be replaced by the Algoma Social Services building on Hanes Avenue.
- National Cash Register Co. Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A.
- Personal Name(s)
- Alex Solomon, Blind River, Ontario Canada, Donor
- Timber Village Museum
- Timber Village MuseumEmail
Agency street/mail address
180 Leacock St. P.O. Box 628
Blind River, ON P0R 1B0