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Tom Thumb Cash Register from Western Stamping Co. (1950s)

A note from the editor: Released in the 1950s from Western Stamping Co. of Jackson, Michigan, the Tom Thumb Cash Register allowed children to play cashier and tabulate pretend sales transactions. In this video, Dave from the Lucky Penny Shop YouTube channel does some light maintenance on the toy and rings through some sales.

Dave is the toy enthusiast behind the Lucky Penny Shop YouTube channel established in 2009 to offer hands-on demonstrations of vintage toys and games. Visit the Lucky Penny Shop YouTube channel to watch the full collection of videos created for vintage toy and game lovers of all ages.

Dave’s work appears on Toy Tales as part of our Friends of Toy Tales initiative to share content we enjoy from a host of creators with a similar fondness for vintage toys, classic games, and collectibles.

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