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.
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.
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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