John Ritty

John Ritty

Birth
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Death 28 Dec 1913 (aged 78–79)
Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Burial Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 113, lot 138
Memorial ID 15963669 · View Source
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Inventor. A skilled mechanic, he built the first practical cash register with the help of his brother James, and patented the design in 1879 as "Ritty's Incorruptible Cashier". The Ritty brothers opened a small factory in Dayton, Ohio to manufacture cash registers. The company did not prosper and was sold to a group of investors including Jacob H. Eckert of Cincinnati, Ohio, a china and glassware salesman who formed the National Manufacturing Company, and John and Frank Patterson, who were then in the coal and railroad business. John Ritty would go on to patent several machines for the hulling of green corn and set up a canning factory in which they were used, and he operated a restaurant and cafe.

Bio by: Helen L. Smith Hoke


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  • Originally Created by: Helen L. Smith Hoke
  • Added: 1 Oct 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15963669
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Ritty (1834–28 Dec 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15963669, citing Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .