How many of you remember jukeboxes? How many of you have seen one in real life? Long before iPods and other music players these were the way to hear music when you were out at places like a diner, a truck stop restaurant, or the burger/soda shops of days gone by. When I was a child it wasn’t hearing the music that interested me so much as putting in the coins and watching the machine whirl around until the song of choice (usually on a 45 record) was picked and put into play.
The Wurlitzer company was founded in Cincinnati Ohio in 1853 by Franz Rudolph Wurlitzer. The company has made not only jukeboxes but also pianos, band organs, theater organs, nickelodeons and guitars. The “records” in here are CD’s where for 50 cents you get one play, three plays for one dollar and a whopping twenty-one plays for a fiver! Hope your weekend is full of music 🙂
(This jukebox was found in a very silvery roadside diner in Logan, Ohio)