Hello there to all my Followers. Do some of you remember this? Maybe some of you don’t. This is the Historic Wurlitzer Juke Box that was built in the 1940’s. I can’t remember who designed the original ones like this, but most of it was made of glass because the plastic was not very available during the War years.
It had a distinctive color pattern that was bright and cheerful. It also had the world famous bubbles that traveled around on the inside of the glass. This player would play songs from the Rock & Roll years of the 50’s & 60’s. 1 play was a nickel, and 6 plays were a quarter! Dancing to your favorite songs was a common thing back in my day.
Most of the songs that were on the Top Record Charts were here to play. Artists such as Bill Hayley & The Comets, Elvis, Jimmy Dean, Roy Oberson, Little Richard, were all there. Drop a nickel in the machine, press the letter & number of the song, and it would play your choice in order that it was received. “Put another Dime in the Jukebox” and the music would never stop.
I remember these Players well. I’m sorry to see that they have gone into History, but some of them are still around. The original ones are few and far between. Collectors have them. If you want an original player you will pay a hefty price!
As time went by, the Wurlitzer Company made a newer model, like the one shown above. It worked the same as the older one, but with no bubbles and the price to play went up, of course. I think this one was 1 play for a dime, and 4 plays for a quarter. Not sure on that one. Both players had great sound for it’s day.