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Seeburg HF100R Jukebox

October 13th, 2008 · 59 Comments

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Seeburg 100R

1954 Seeburg HF100R Jukebox — “The R”

The Seeburg HF 100R Jukebox was produced from 1954 to 1955 and is one of the most sought-after of all the 50’s jukeboxes. This model was made in 1954 and features the chrome accents and visible Select-O-Matic system that was, and still is, so popular among collectors of jukeboxes from the Silver Age. It holds 50 records and is capable of playing up to 100 selections at a time. There are 5 speakers with a high-fidelity sound and a lightning bolt design across the speaker grill. The glass lid is larger on this model than on previous models, to allow for greater visibility of the mechanism. The lid lifts easily to change the records or selection titles. A 25-watt fluorescent lamp illuminates the mechanism, the speaker grill and ornaments and backlights the selection titles. The 100R accepts nickels, dimes and quarters: a nickel for one selection, a dime for 2 and a quarter for 6 plays.

59”H x 35 1/2”W x 27”D

Weight: 325 lbs.

Manufactured by:

J. P. Seeburg Company

Chicago. Illinois

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Tags: J. P. Seeburg Company · Jukeboxes · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc.

59 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tom // Oct 26, 2008 at 10:00 am

    every time we make a selection, it automatically double clicks and the record comes into the player then releases back without playing. like if I hid the reject button in the back. any ideas how I can keep it from rejecting record before playing? thanks tom

  • 2 ron bartolucci // Dec 6, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    i have a 1954 seeburg hf100r in storage interested in selling. Know anywhere or anyone I can get in touch with????

  • 3 Calvin // Jan 24, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Tom, I would recommend getting some fine grain sand paper and sanding the pin tips of the pin bank. Or get a can of air and carefully blow out the pin bank.

  • 4 Marshall // Feb 3, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    I had the record reject problem. I found it to be the trip switch on the tone arm (small, square, black. ) This swith is NO and closes at the end of the record. Mine was stuck closed so the machine always thinks the record is finished. $25 dollars, waiting a week for shipping then 10 minutes and I’m playing records again!

  • 5 Susan E // Apr 29, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    I have a 1954 Seeburg HF 100R – I need to find someone in riverside county CA to help repair and clean!!

  • 6 Dennis H // Jun 3, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    I also have a 1954 Select-O-Matic 100R Jukebox for sale. Ive tried Ebay already, was not happy with results. Anybody have any suggestions?

  • 7 Doug // Jul 14, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    I purchased a seeburg juke box and at the end of the song it doesn’t eject I did find the little magnet that should make it reject but i don’t know where it should be placed

  • 8 alan granby // Nov 2, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Can you please tell me what the “D” stands for in Seeburg HF100R-D? Thank you.

  • 9 vintagevending // Nov 2, 2009 at 11:07 am


    We don’t know the answer to that, but you can look at Victory Glass (2nd-sight.com/victoryglass/default.htm). They sell and refurbish jukeboxes, so they should be able to help you.

  • 10 David Kalb // Nov 12, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Is there a Seeburg repair person/shop in Orange County? I have an HF100R that continues to cycle and not play any selections let alone continuing to cycle.

  • 11 vintagevending // Nov 13, 2009 at 10:28 am


    Sorry, but we only know the repair people in our area of NH. If you check out Victory Glass at their website 2nd-sight.com/victoryglass/default.htm They might be able to recommend someone.

  • 12 Brandon // Dec 4, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Dear Marshal,
    I have the same problem. So what piece exactly do I purchase. I thought a tube had gone bad. Your awesome, thank you.
    p.s any leads as to where I Can sell the thing?

  • 13 Dean Taylor // Dec 22, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    I’m looking to Buy
    1. Seeburg HF100R
    2. Seeburg 100w
    3.Or Some Seeburg in the 50’s in Solid Shape

    Thanks You Very Much,

  • 14 jeff // Jan 12, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    i have a1954 seeburg 100 it keeps blowing fuses should i sell as is or should i repair or just do a complete restoration and what kind of money to do each or both thx jeff

  • 15 vintagevending // Jan 12, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    I’m recommending you contact Steve Hanson at New England Juke Box. He might be able to help answer your questions. He can be reached at nejukebox@aol.com.

  • 16 Larry // Feb 27, 2010 at 5:40 am

    I have a Seeburg 100R that plays fine until it gets hot and then the sound decreases. It also will select only in one direction using the buttons, but I can make selections from the back and it will select in both directions. Any suggestions.

  • 17 vintagevending // Mar 1, 2010 at 11:22 am


    We can’t help you with that, but you might be able to get some assistance from Steve Hanson at New England Juke Box.

  • 18 Dave // Aug 5, 2010 at 11:49 am

    I have a Seeburg juke box model SCD-1. I need a special key to open the CD section, to replace the CD’s.

  • 19 JC DAVISON // Sep 29, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    I am trying to locate the following any help would be appreciated.
    locating a schematic for the master remote amp mra4-l6 serial no. 14396 for seeburg hf 100r selectomatic serial no. 1364694. Home Phone No. 816-252-7782.

  • 20 jim csizmadia // Nov 9, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    I have a seeburg model hf100r for sale works perfect with or without 1050 records

  • 21 Elena // Dec 3, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Looking for someone to repair our 1955 seeburg . We are in Los Alamitos/Seal Beach, Ca. Long Beach and Orange County are close. E-mail me at elenagranaC21@yahoo.com

  • 22 Ryan Seal // Dec 7, 2010 at 2:59 am

    Expert repair of all Seeburg jukeboxes. Component restorations/total restorations. Anything pertaining to Seeburg, also remote equipment. Serving all of Ca. and other states. Delivery/pick up not a problem. Removal and repair of major components, returned and reinstalled after service. Thanks to all! Happy Holidays – Ryan Seal RMS Restorations Sacramento, Ca. (Elk Grove) 925-872-7047

  • 23 Seeburg Restorations - Ryan Seal Ca. // Dec 7, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Serving all of Ca. and Nevada. Please feel free to call anytime to discuss any problems or parts requests @ 925-872-7047 Thanks!! Ryan

  • 24 jim csizmadia // Jan 25, 2011 at 11:12 am

    I have a seeburg hf100 r in good working order for sale

  • 25 Martin // Feb 22, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Looking for a specific brush (2 on each side) for cleaning the records, it sits on a plastic hard oval piece can you recomend where to buy this classic part. (stripper plate)

  • 26 Alison // Mar 15, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Hi Jim, I am interested in your jukebox. Please contact me if you still have it.

  • 27 Drenna // Mar 25, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Im looking for the original 5 fluted grill glass with chrome trim for a 1954 seeburg 100r.
    If anyone knows where i can get them..please contact me.

  • 28 Corey Pepe // Apr 17, 2011 at 2:27 am

    I have a Seeburg Hf100R and when I try to pick a song the buttons pop right back out and nothing happens. I have gone in the back and manually gotten it to play a song so I know it is still able to. It will not engage upon selecting a song. Do you have any suggestions?

  • 29 Brandon // Apr 21, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I am interested in selling my 1954 seeberg iukebox and the four wall boxes 100r. It needs repair and I am willing take a price cut

  • 30 Angel // Apr 23, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Im interested in buying a seeburg HF100R if anybody has one for sale please contact me at luquac3039@sbcglobal.net

  • 31 laurie g // May 23, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    im looking for a repair person for a 70’s seeburg juke box in LA or Orange County ca

  • 32 Big B // Jul 2, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    Ryan Seal (see above entry) out of the Sacto, CA area, has performed some absolutely FANTASTIC magic on my Seeburg 201DH in SoCal. Highly recommended!

    Ryan is such a great guy, easy to work with and always willing to share his vast knowledge of vintage Seeburg Jukes. Ryan is like the old time Family Doctor who would make House Calls…when you need him he’s there! They don’t make Seeburgs anymore and guys like Ryan Seal are few and far between. He is truly one special cat. *****

  • 33 Ron Pond // Aug 5, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I have a 1954 Select 100. It is in excellent condition. On occasion the sound will go out on the jukebox. I turn the jukebox off, and the sound will return. When you press in the select-0-matic there is a couple of records that do not respond. After several tries, it will eventually respond. Any suggestions. I am interest in selling this item. Would you have any suggestions how to go about selling.

  • 34 Bill // Aug 15, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    How do you reject a record (for instance a record that skips) on the Seeburg hf 100 r? is there a switch or button?

  • 35 Kevin // Sep 1, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I have one of these for sale. Any suggestions who might be looking for one.

  • 36 rich // Nov 25, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    How do i get to the pinbank on a seeburg 100r. I only see a lower door, where the amps are and no way to open the upper half to access the pinbank. Thanks

  • 37 Darlene // Jan 12, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I have one of these jukeboxes in great condition I would like to sell. any one interested let me know. must sell in storage I moved no room for it. plays alsome looks great.

  • 38 Kirk // Jan 31, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    I’m interested in purchasing a HF100R – Let me know at kedryden@gmail.com

  • 39 Joh George // Feb 26, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    I have a 1954 Select O Matic jukebox exactly like yours. I live in Tacoma, Washington. It is in mint condition andI am ready to sell it for $4000.00 or best offer,

  • 40 John George // Feb 26, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    My email is jgpgsgmg@comcast.net if you are interested in a 1954 Select O Matic jukebox for $4000.00.

  • 41 Rich // Apr 27, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    I have a HF100R for sale here in Massachusetts. Please contact me if interested. tybmajorrep@hotmail.com

  • 42 Kelly // May 19, 2012 at 6:54 pm

    My father has a 1954 Select O Matic jukebox in good working order for sale. Contact me at kelly.l.wynkoop@medtronic.com if interested.

  • 43 Betsy // Jun 30, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    I have a 1954 Seeburg that I am interested in selling. I live in the Atlanta area. The juke box is in good shape – just normal wear and tear – but is not currently working. Probably needs minor adjustment – not major repairs. Also have lots of 45s that I will include at no cost. Please contact me at the above address.

    My email address is teacher_813@yahoo.com

  • 44 Al // Jul 12, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    I have a 1954R Seeburg jukebox, it will no longer accept coins. Does anyone know where the free play button is located. Also where could I get a manual for the seeburg, it has been working very good for years but just lately will not accept 25 cent pcs.

  • 45 Bob // Sep 23, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    I am looking for a replacement piece of glass that goes in one of the three front chrome vertical sections. I hope that description helps.

    also I am in NH and I am looking to sell it. it very decent condition and works great. the Model is the HF-100R

  • 46 Alan Neuman // Apr 25, 2013 at 1:48 am

    I am one of the few remaining technicians that are still alive that repair these old Seeburgs. I am in Southern California and retired. I am available for advice from my web site. If you want me to do a repair, please read my web site. I only do repairs at my home and I tell you to leave it with me. Sometimes it takes months since I work on them at my leisure. I offer no guarantees, but will do my best. These machines are extremely labor intensive and simply getting the electronics and mechanics to function again will cost you 100’s.
    Glass and reproduction parts can be obtained from Victoryglass.com

    To the originator of this thread, Tom, if your carriage grabs the record and then puts it back, that means your clutch cantilever is being held up and restricted from dropping into its catch slot on the cam. This means your entire carriage assembly is probably “glued” together by lack of maintenance and dried up grease. That means you need to disassemble the drive assembly and unfreeze up all moving parts by using a strong degreaser, then lubricating everything very liberally with a light weight oil. I use 3 in 1 brand oil. Prepare a lunch… You’ll be at it a while.

  • 47 lillian // Aug 2, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I have a Select-O-Matic Model Q100M. It was restored a few years ago and has worked fine until yesterday, when the sound went out. The discs seem to be playing, but nothing is heard. I don’t have the manual. Any suggestions?

  • 48 Jim // Dec 14, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    I have a Seeburg 1954 100 jukebox that plays the same records over and over again. I believe it has something to do with the switches – but I’m clueless. I live in Honolulu, HI and am having a hard time finding someone to work on it. Need help!

  • 49 Dennis // Feb 10, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I am looking for new vaccuum tubes in the Sacramento CA area for Seeberg “1954″. wheelsdeb@dishmail.net

  • 50 Bob Woodruff // Mar 7, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Need correction connections for the florescent light on my HF100r.

  • 51 Bob woodruff // Mar 23, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Need wiring diagram for dual volume pot using green. Yellow, red

  • 52 David // Apr 8, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Looking for a 1954 Seeburg HF100R that has NOT been restored. Live in the southeast.

  • 53 Lydell Melnyk // Mar 4, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    Have a problem with mine. Doesn’t seem to ‘forget’ the previous selections. So now it just cycles through every single selection ever picked. Any ideas on how to fix?

  • 54 Ryan Seal // Apr 11, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    I have been restoring Seeburg’s exclusively for almost 30 years and I service the entire state of California. I live in Sacramento and I am in the LA area 6-7 times a year on service calls. Please email with any and all questions regarding any model Seeburg. I guarantee all of my work for as long as you own the jukebox. Happy to help! Thank you, Ryan Seal

  • 55 randy // Feb 4, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    Have a hf100r in good working condition that I want to sell. Does anyone know what a fair asking price would be?

  • 56 ROB S // Mar 4, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    Same as Lydell Melnyk (above)
    “Have a problem with mine. Doesn’t seem to ‘forget’ the previous selections. So now it just cycles through every single selection ever picked. Any ideas on how to fix?”

  • 57 John Gately // Apr 17, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Hi We have Model HR100F Serial # 463072

    Restored by Peter Merlino for sale this month. Do you or anyone have suggestions on where we can list our jukebox coming out of storage? Thank you John

  • 58 hj legg // May 1, 2018 at 11:50 am

    where could I find a repair manual ?

  • 59 Andrew // Jul 21, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    My 1955 HF100R will not move into position to play other songs. Plays one record in position with no issues. Any Thought/suggestions on what could not work ? Thanks

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