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AMi Continental 2 Jukebox

November 17th, 2010 · 9 Comments

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This jukebox features the classic atomic design of the 1960s. The uniqueness of its design has resulted in the Continental 2’s appearance in several Hollywood movies. Built in 1962, the distinctive styling of the AMi Continental 2 reflects the esthetic of the modern space age. The Plexiglas dome over the turntable and the semi-circle of the song selection board give this juke a real “Lost in Space” appearance.

1962 Continental 2

The Continental 2 is able to play up to 200 selections from either 45 or 33rpm records and features the AMi Stereo Round sound system. Still a relatively new concept, the first stereo jukebox was made by Wurlitzer in 1959.

Closeup AMi Jukebox Mechanism

AMi was founded in 1909 as the National Automatic Music Co., making coin-operated player pianos. AMi developed the first electric jukebox amplifier in 1927, greatly increasing the popularity of jukeboxes. They merged with Rowe Corp., a vending machine manufacturer, in 1959. Today the company is known as AMI Entertainment Inc. and is a worldwide supplier of digital entertainment, such as touch screen games and Rock-Ola jukeboxes.

Dimensions: 65”H x 30”W x 29”D
Weight: Approx. 350 lbs.

Automatic Musical Instruments, Inc.
Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Tags: Jukeboxes · Manufacturer Histories · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc.

9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jack Pettit // Nov 19, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I have one of these, but I am missing the Title Display attachment on top. Does anyone out there know where I can locate one?

  • 2 glenn gorrie // Jan 2, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    I own an AMI Continental 1 and am looking for information as to what the color of the front glass on the original conti 1’s is. I believe the glass (or plastic) has the words “AMI Continental 1″ on it but i am not sure, also, where can i obtain one.

  • 3 MIKE KITZHABER // Jan 9, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    WE HAVE A UNRESTORED WAYNE GAS PUMP THAT IS STILL IN WORKING CONDITION WE FOUND THE MODEL #53083-BDO AND SERIAL # 694484 WE ARE MISSING THE GLOBE. WE COULD SEND SOMEONE PICTURES IF INTERESTED, BUT WE ARE WONDERING WHAT IT IS WORTH?

  • 4 Tom // Jan 27, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Hi Glenn
    There is a someone who is reproducing those panels in plastic overseas. Send me an e-mail and I will give you the 2 links that I know of for reproduction parts.
    Tom

  • 5 dave // Aug 1, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    i have a 1962 continental 2 200 play i would like to sell can call me at 352-988-4299 or 7316421071 thanks dave

  • 6 TRINIDAD EMIRO PRADO // Oct 14, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Tengo una maquina AMI CONTINENTAL 2 que es muy buena suena muy bien y la conserbo en muy buen estado es el modeloXJDB 200

  • 7 bob olson // Dec 18, 2011 at 2:07 am

    could you please send me th e sites for reproduction parts for the ami continental juke box

  • 8 DOOBIE // Jul 26, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    1962 AMI continenal 2, stereo in the round.. WHAT IS THIS THING WORTH in great working condition.. Please help!! Thanks so much! “Doobie”

  • 9 Jay Souza // May 30, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    I have a continental 2 and would like to hear from someone that knows where i can get some points for it?

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