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 Post subject: Show Us Your Jukebox Wallboxes & Remote Equipment
PostPosted: Jan Mon 09, 2017 7:50 pm 
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From the late 1920's until the last days of record playing jukeboxes, remote control and remote speakers played an important part in stimulating the playing of jukebox music, and hence increasing the income of music operators. This topic is intended for you to display your wallboxes, speakers or other equipment that were used with jukeboxes through the years.

I'll start it off with a couple of wall boxes. First one is a 1947Wurlitzer Model 3031 , the second one is a 1950-1956 Seeburg Model 3W1.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Jukebox Wallboxes & Remote Equipment
PostPosted: Jan Tue 10, 2017 1:14 am 
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Unfortunately, I have none to show...but I look forward to viewing future posts.
Thanks for starting this.

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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Jukebox Wallboxes & Remote Equipment
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I think the late 20's Capehart Orchestrope had a remote box one could use with the machine. I would like to find out if the commercial Amperion model that came out later had a remote box as well.

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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Jukebox Wallboxes & Remote Equipment
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Jon, you are right. I've seen several variations on the Capehart wall boxes. One of them shown here.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Jukebox Wallboxes & Remote Equipment
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Do you think they made one for the Amperion Commercial model 1930-1934?

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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Jukebox Wallboxes & Remote Equipment
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That is a hard question to answer. I'm not sure what the Commercial Model is. However, if it is a non-selective machine, the wall box above will activate it. That wall box was in production until about 1933.

These early cast iron wall boxes had only a switch inside, which was momentarily closed by the drop of the coin. That would send a pulse over wire to the jukebox, and add one credit for each nickel dropped. There were other makers of wall boxes which all had the same arrangement, ie a simple switch. Among those were Keeney, Mills, Seeburg, Wurlitzer (their coin piano wall box was sometimes used on pre-1934 jukeboxes), and others. Any of those would activate any non-selective jukebox brand, and even some of the earlier selective brands such as Gabel, Mills, Rockola, Seeburg and Wurlitzer.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Jukebox Wallboxes & Remote Equipment
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Kind of wish I had not made lighted telephone directories out of so many Seeburg wallboxes so many years ago!

Reproduction Seeburg Speaker (Hey, it was only $10 bucks!)
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Reproduction Wurlitzer Speaker (Only $25 Bucks!)
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Seeburg Teardrop Speaker
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Wurlitzer Speaker (found At The Fun Fair - $325)
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Some Wallboxes
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Wurlitzer Wallbox
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Seeburg Teardrop Speakers
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Seeburg Wallbox (somewhere in there)
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Original Wurlitzer Poster & Wood Frame
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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Jukebox Wallboxes & Remote Equipment
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Holey Moley! That's some very cool stuff!!


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Jukebox Wallboxes & Remote Equipment
PostPosted: Jan Tue 17, 2017 6:53 pm 
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1942 Kleer-Tone speaker Model 130 and 1946 Seeburg W1-L56 Wireless Wallbox in burled walnut finish..


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Jukebox Wallboxes & Remote Equipment
PostPosted: Jan Thu 19, 2017 4:15 pm 
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Here's my coinbox for the early Capehart Orchestrope:
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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Jukebox Wallboxes & Remote Equipment
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Here is a 1941 Wurlitzer Model 125 wallbox with Catalin case. This came from the late Danton Burroughs collection (grandson to Edgar Rice Burroughs) in Tarzana.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Jukebox Wallboxes & Remote Equipment
PostPosted: Jan Sat 21, 2017 11:06 am 
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That is a wonderful wallbox! Great to have history. I've never seen one like that in person. It is a real survivor!


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Jukebox Wallboxes & Remote Equipment
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Here's an unknown brand remote speaker. Appears to be about 1939 vintage.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Jukebox Wallboxes & Remote Equipment
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This one came with our Holcomb & Hoke Electramuse. It is cast iron with copper or brass plating, and an aluminum coin entry.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Jukebox Wallboxes & Remote Equipment
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startgroove wrote:
Here's an unknown brand remote speaker. Appears to be about 1939 vintage.

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I'm thinking Seeburg. It's very similar to the SO-20Z up on ePay right now. (Wasn't Seeburg on a "pipe bender" for a couple years?)


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Jukebox Wallboxes & Remote Equipment
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I think it is a Seeburg also. I remember (I think I do anyway at this age) Seeburg having such a pipe speaker. I had a chance many years ago at one for $75.00 but the 'Boss" hated it so much I said the heck with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Jukebox Wallboxes & Remote Equipment
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When people post a picture of the early wallboxes can you please post a picture of the inside. Most of the ones I have do have the guts inside but a few don't.
Usually they are found with the inside broken and no coin box. thanks... When I find where they are I'll post some pics. ha ha


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Jukebox Wallboxes & Remote Equipment
PostPosted: Jan Mon 30, 2017 11:34 pm 
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This is what the Seeburg "SpeakOrgan" speaker looks like, from about 1940. This has a wireless receiver model RR6-2Z in it, shown in the second picture.


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 Post subject: Re: Show Us Your Jukebox Wallboxes & Remote Equipment
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In the few years before the US entered WW2, Rockol had a theme going with their "Dial A Tune" selecting system. It was like a telephone dialer, wherein the impulses generated would activate a step receiver inside the phonograph. This allowed for a much simpler, and hopefully more reliable, remote selection system. Here are two examples.


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Yet another pre-War wallbox from Wurlitzer. This is a model 120. It is 110 vac powered and accepts nickels only. The system sends stepped pulses to a step receiver in the models 750E, 780E, 850 and 950. It will also work on a model 1015 and 1080, though those two models didn't exist when the 120 was made. Other models, such as the 500, 600, 700, 750, 780 and 800, could also receive the pulses from this wall box, if they had the proper adapters installed.

Many of the earliest 120's had a catalin front cover which rapidly shrank and were weak enough where patrons could break them open and get free plays on the jukebox. Many of those had replacement front covers from Acme, and others, installed to prevent that kind of loss. This one has aftermarket front cover, which a die-cast piece finished in a leather like coating.


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