Blind River Digital Collection
Cash Register Mounted on Cabinet from Palace Theatre, Blind River
Description
Creator
National Cash Register Co., Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A., Manufacturer
Media Type
Object
Description
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
Notes
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.
Inscriptions
National Cash Register Co. Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A.
Subject(s)
Personal Name(s)
Alex Solomon, Blind River, Ontario Canada, Donor
Collection
Timber Village Museum
Contact
Timber Village Museum
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

180 Leacock St. P.O. Box 628

Blind River, ON P0R 1B0

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Cash Register Mounted on Cabinet from Palace Theatre, Blind River


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