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This cash register can now register cash again.
The original nickel plating was long gone; all that was left was a layer of paint someone else put on the machine, so I had the choice of either cleaning up the old dilapidated paint, scrubbing it all away to showcase the solid brass, or give it a new paint job. I chose to repaint it because getting the old paint out of every nook and cranny would have been a insanly time consuming task. Some day I may do that, or even get it properly re-nickel plated. Until then, here are some pictures of the process I took.