Rock-Ola (Jukebox manufacturer)

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2015-06-26 10:46:08

Rock-Ola was an American jukebox manufacturing company, and was founded in 1927 as a maker of slot machines and pinball machines. It was started by David Cullen Rockola, and named after him.

Despite having become less popular now, with technological advances changing the dynamics of the market, the company was initially successful, selling more than 400,000 jukeboxes since it started making them in 1935.

The company had an unexpected impact by palying a part in creating the term Rock and Roll, which would come to define several decades of music and legends like Elvis Presley.

Recent history

In 1992, Rock-Ola was taken over by The Anitque Apparatus Company, who started in 1977 by manufacturing 'nostalgic' jukeboxes. They still produce jukeboxes to this day, and have updated their products for the modern market.

Rock-Ola jukeboxes now feature touch screens and the ability to download music digitally. They also make a range of Nostalgic Music Centers, which include models like the Bubbler and the Peacock.

Models

  • "Harley-Davidson" QB4HD-PV4
  • "Gazelle" QB4GZ-PV4
  • "Bubbler" QB8-PV4
  • "Peacock" QB6PB-PV4
  • Jack Daniels Branded jukebox
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