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Seeburg M100B Jukebox

September 25th, 2008 · 32 Comments

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Seeburg Jukebox

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.
Manufactured by:
J. P. Seeburg Company

Chicago. Illinois

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

32 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jack marion // Oct 2, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    The M100B!!! a great underated jukebox,, the Pre-cursor of the Happy Days Jukbox.. Its water fall light show front panel is a beautiful thing,, I am currently restoring one, Love IT!! Jukebox’s are the heaviest hobby you will ever love!..

  • 2 bob // Apr 7, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    I have a M100B all orginal parts never been restored orginal amp. ony new parts are needles one tube new cord. works great sounds good I have never seen a orginal that works it has some rust on front I think it is worth more in this condition then if I restore it. what is your opinon…

  • 3 Maria of Vintage Vending // Apr 8, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Hi Bob,

    If the box is in excellent original condition then it is best to leave it alone. If the chrome is pitted/rusted, veneer and or the cloth is in poor condition, then restoring it would help with its value.
    Maria

  • 4 mike // Aug 26, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    i’m restoring my m100 b. where is the best place to find the chromed parts i may need

  • 5 vintagevending // Aug 26, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Mike,

    For jukebox restorations, we recommend Victory Glass (2nd-sight.com/victoryglass/default.htm) They have a large supply of reproduced parts and used parts for many brands and models of jukeboxes.

  • 6 charlie // Sep 4, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    my 100 b mech is stuck on the right side any ideas why? charlie

  • 7 Anthony // Sep 24, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Re: Charlie

    Oil the gears. I did that and played with the two switches on the lower left hand side by the horizontal yellow neon sign and it worked fine. I’m not sure what the switches are for, since I’ve just started working on mine, but it worked fine afterwards. Good luck

  • 8 Chad // Oct 17, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Does anyone know where I can purchase new needles for the Seeburg M100B in the US? Thanks!

  • 9 vintagevending // Oct 19, 2009 at 9:09 am

    Chad,

    2nd-sight.com/victoryglass/default.htm is a website that sells many parts for jukeboxes. They do have the needles you require.

  • 10 Deb Woodland // Nov 11, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    How much is the 1950 seeburg m100bB worth?

  • 11 vintagevending // Nov 13, 2009 at 10:21 am

    Deb,

    We aren’t able to give estimates on the value of jukeboxes anymore, but you could try contacting Steve Hanson at New England Juke Box. He might be able to help you with the value. He can be reached at nejukebox@aol.com.

  • 12 Donald Cochrane // Nov 20, 2009 at 10:21 am

    The kick plate on mine is in sad shape. Is anybody reproducing these?

    Thanks,
    Donald

  • 13 vintagevending // Nov 20, 2009 at 10:53 am

    Donald,

    Take a look at 2nd-sight.com/victoryglass/default.htm. They sell parts for this machine.

  • 14 David Freeman // Jan 22, 2010 at 11:28 am

    I bought and restored my 100 mb and when I got it the cabinet was all painted white, was this how they used to make them? I know the tiger oak looks great.
    Thanks,
    David Freeman

  • 15 vintagevending // Jan 22, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    David,

    The originals were screen-printed wood paneling.

  • 16 Chuck Hoekstra // Feb 13, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Where can I get a key to open the lower back panel on our 100 B ? Thanks, Chuck.

  • 17 vintagevending // Feb 15, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Chuck,

    For jukebox problems, we recommend Victory Glass (2nd-sight.com/victoryglass/default.htm) They have a large supply of reproduced parts and used parts for many brands and models of jukeboxes.

  • 18 Terry // Feb 22, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    I have a M100BL. Just curious what it could be worth restored and how does it differ from the M100B. Thanks for your time on this.

  • 19 vintagevending // Feb 22, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Terry,
    We aren’t able to give estimates on the value of jukeboxes anymore, but you could try contacting Steve Hanson at New England Juke Box. He might be able to help you with what the difference is between the M100BL and the M100b also. He can be reached at nejukebox@aol.com.

  • 20 S Riley // May 24, 2010 at 9:41 am

    We have stumbled across what I think is a jukebox. The plate says, “Select O Matic 100″ along with some other information. Can you provide me with a contact person as I am interested in selling these units. Thank you.

  • 21 vintagevending // May 25, 2010 at 9:54 am

    S Riley,

    For jukebox questions, we recommend Victory Glass at http://2nd-sight.com/victoryglass/default.htm

  • 22 Darren // Aug 24, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I live in the Seattle area. I am looking to restore my 100b.

    How do I start to restore it? Is there anybody in the Seattle area? or will I have to ship some part out?

    Thanks

    Darren

  • 23 patricia // Sep 30, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    I live in Greensboro Ga, I am looking for someone to work on my jukebox . Its a seeburg 1950 100 b , please send a email Thanks

  • 24 Charles Dykas // Nov 12, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    My brother past away and left behind a Seeburg M100B in excellent condition. He really enjoyed that Jukebox. It is in Tampa, Florida and my sister in law wants to sell it. How much is it worth and is anyone interested?

  • 25 roger j // Jan 17, 2011 at 9:30 am

    I have a M100b that works well and looks great, have had it for many years. But when we obtained it in the 60’s, we had to make one good juke out of 2. The one I have has the changer from a M100C in it. I would like to find a correct changer for this one and make it right.

    anyone have any ideas where I could find a 100b changer

  • 26 Eldon // Oct 23, 2011 at 11:37 am

    I have a m100b that doesn’t respond to all the keys and when it does it is 5 numbers off. Is there any way this can be corrected?

  • 27 Linda // Jun 2, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    I have a Seeburg Select-O-Matic 100 and I am looking for needles for this jukebox. Please help.

  • 28 Chris // Jul 10, 2012 at 10:11 am

    I have a 1958 Seeburg 161 in decent condition but needs some restoration. Does anyone know of a reputable company in So Florida who restores Seeburgs”?

  • 29 Joann // Jul 10, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Would you know the value of these machines?

  • 30 vintagevending // Jul 11, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Joann,
    You can get an idea of how much these are going for by looking at online auction sites or talking to other collectors. We do not give appraisals or estimates of market values for machines. Price is always a variable, depending on the timing in regard to the economy and what buyers are looking for.

  • 31 Gary // Aug 12, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Does anyone know how to set a Seeburg m100B to free play?

  • 32 ivan olinsky // Mar 13, 2013 at 8:44 am

    I have a Seeburg MiooB which is in excellent condition. Most has been rebuilt, however It is in need of a coil in the selection panel. Is there anyone reliable that services Seeburgs in the Philadelphia area. I live in Medford, NJ.

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