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The Wurlitzer Jukebox Company

July 22nd, 2009 · 16 Comments

The Wurlitzer family had a reputation for purchasing and making very fine instruments dating back to the 17th century in Saxony (a German-speaking region that became part of Germany in 1945). In 1853, 22-year-old Franz Rudolph Wurlitzer emigrated to the U.S. to make his own way, rather than joining the family business as was traditionally [...]

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The J.P. Seeburg Company

April 24th, 2009 · 24 Comments

A Swedish immigrant named Justus P. Seeburg founded the J.P. Seeburg Piano Company in 1902. The company began as a manufacturer of coin-operated electric pianos. These pianos were equipped with a music roll that indicated the notes to be played. The rolls could be changed depending on what music was popular at the time. In [...]

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Wurlitzer 1100 Jukebox

November 12th, 2008 · 33 Comments

The Wurlitzer 1100 Jukebox was produced from 1947 to 1949. The look of the 1100 is indicative of the move away from 1940’s art deco design to the more modern look favored in the 1950’s. This was one of the first models where the glass dome over the record player is larger and can be [...]

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Seeburg HF100R Jukebox

October 13th, 2008 · 59 Comments

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 [...]

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1946 Wurlitzer 1015 Jukebox

October 1st, 2008 · 30 Comments

The Wurlitzer 1015 Jukebox was introduced in 1946, after WWII ended and building materials became available again. The 1015 brought the Wurlitzer Company great success, allowing it to rebound from near-bankruptcy brought on by the Depression. The 1015 pushed Wurlitzer forward as the leader of jukebox manufacturing, with 56,000 units being sold in less than [...]

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Seeburg M100B Jukebox

September 25th, 2008 · 32 Comments

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. [...]

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