1950 Seeburg M100B Jukebox — “The B”
This jukebox was not only a revolutionary new phonograph for Seeburg, but also for the jukebox industry. It was the first Select-O-Matic coin-operated phonograph that played only 45-RPM records. It allowed for 100 selections from 50 records. It played only the newly introduced, high-quality, unbreakable, 7-inch vinyl 45-RPM records. This phonograph made Seeburg the sales leader in the jukebox building business. The 100B was built for two years, from 1950 to 1951 and introduced the Silver Age of Jukeboxes. Whereas the jukeboxes from the 1940’s used catalin plastic (a resin that had a tendency to yellow), resulting in the term “Golden Age”, the Seeburg jukes of the 1950’s were decorated with chrome. For this reason they were referred to as the jukes of the Silver Age.
Another feature of the Seeburg M100B is the visible record mechanism. A nickel plays one selection, 2 plays for a dime or 6 plays for a quarter. Once the coins are inserted, you can watch the Select-O-Matic mechanism travel down to your record selection, the record is placed vertically onto the turntable, and the vertical arm plays the record. Then you can watch the lights and listen to the great sound of your Seeburg 100B.
Dimensions: 54”H x 34”W x 28”D
Weight: 310 lbs.
J. P. Seeburg Company
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