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Jukebox Collectibles

Rock the Night Away With Jukebox Collectibles

Whether youre a collector and you want to rock around the clock with your own jukebox or youre hosting a party and want to please your guests, you can find a collectible jukebox on eBay thats just right for you. Check out this brief guide to how to find a collectible jukebox for a price youll like on eBay.

What factors do you look for when buying collectible jukeboxes?

Buyers keep many different factors in mind when determining the value of a vintage jukebox. Some features to consider include:

  • Age: You can find new and vintage jukeboxes on eBay.
  • Quality: Jukeboxes that were considered top production models in their time are sought after by many collectors.
  • Manufacturer: Well-known models are produced by Wurlitzer, Rock-Ola, Seeburg, and AMI.
What are some major features available in collectible jukeboxes?

Jukeboxes have technological features that help them play records. Some technological features include the following:

  • Wax disc jukeboxes: Special cardboard tubes covered in wax allow you to listen to 120 revolutions per minute (RPM) music by standing with your ears pressed against a metal tube. This kind of collectible jukebox contains hot pink celluloid cylinders that can also be found in brown and black.
  • Ferris-wheel type jukeboxes: This type of jukebox has up to 10 different record players in it that play 78 RPM records. You can choose which machine you want to listen to after inserting your coin.
  • 45 RPM jukeboxes: In 1953, Seeburg introduced an Art Deco machine playing up to 100 45-RPM recordings. Other manufacturers soon followed this design.
  • Compact-disc jukeboxes: Wurlitzer created the first compact-disc jukebox in 1989. It provided major upgrades to sound clarity.
  • Internet jukeboxes- This kind of jukebox runs through the internet and was introduced by Wurlitzer. It provides the benefit of listening to a wide range of music.
What are the different brands of collectible jukeboxes available?

While many smaller companies made jukeboxes, several companies revolutionized the industry including:

  • AMI: Most of their jukeboxes are named after popular automobiles and are fashioned with chrome, bumpers, and tailfins.
  • Seeburg: Seeburg developed the first jukebox that played 45 RPM records, the first 100-song jukebox, and the first 200-song jukebox.
  • Wurlitzer: This company was an early industry leader, making many Art Deco jukeboxes. While they stopped making traditional jukeboxes in the 1950s, the company still makes iPod chargers and has introduced new types of jukeboxes.
  • Rock-Ola: This company is known for making high-end vintage jukeboxes.