The Junior Merchant iHORN is made from a child’s cash register toy made by Kiddie Cash Register made by Kamcap, Inc. coupled with a small fox hunting horn. The Junior Merchant Cash Register was made in the early 1950s.
Tinplate was used in the manufacture of toys beginning in the mid-19th century. The invention of sheet metal stamping machines in 1815 allowed for the mass production of inexpensive toys. Tin toys were made from thin sheets of steel plated with tin, hence the name tinplate. Tin toys were a cheap and durable substitute for wooden toys. The production of tin toys stopped during World War II because of the absence of raw materials, and by the 1960s most tin toy manufacturing had stopped with the advent of cheaper and safer materials from which toys could be made.
The Junior Merchant iHorn is a reminder that frequently child’s play emulates adult behavior. So if you play store, you need a cash register. The Junior Merchant is a reminder for all of us to mindful because the next generation is watching and learning from our examples.