The picture below shows an original National Cash Register Company machine created around 1884 alongside a modern credit card reader (the black one to the right, didn't really give it enough attention as it's so everyday when the cash register is a first for me!) In any case what a sight! One I never thought I would see in a shop in Reading in 2010).
I happened across a new vintage clothing store in Reading called Frock & Roll which specialises in ladies clothes and accessories. Instantly it cheered me up and I wondered in to have a quick look. My friend Pam is a vintage junkie and has got me hooked on vintage too! As I type elaborate plans are being made for a 50's & 60's 'new' wardrobe for me at the end of my LoseUrself4Charity challenge in December so Frock & Roll turned up in good time! As I looked around squealing and gasping in awe of the beautiful designs to the lovely shop owners delight!
As my eyes wondered around the room I saw the most amazing thing...an 'old skool' cash register (pictured here). I did a little digging and found that it was an original from the National Cash Register Company. Th
is now trading as the NRC Corporation which is a technology company specializing in products for the retail, financial, travel, healthcare, food service, entertainment, gaming and public sector industries.
Now here is a little info about the fabulous new vintage store, Frock and Roll, Reading
"A new independent store that is passionate, maybe even a little obsessed, about all things vintage. We specialise in ladies clothing and accessories from 1950s through to the 1980s and our shop is packed full of hundreds of one-of-a-kind original vintage gems, all handpicked by us.
So, whether you want to glam up for a night out or just go about your everyday errands in style, drop by soon at Frock&Roll you're guaranteed to find a fabulous bargain that will leave your friends green with envy!"