Seeburg (jukebox manufacturer, US)

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2015-06-26 10:48:06

Seeburg was a US–based manufacturer of jukeboxes and other automated musical equipment.

It is widely loved by jukebox enthusiasts for the great sound and unique looks of its models.

Seeburg was family-owned until 1956.

History

The company was founded in the US by Swede Justus Sjöberg in 1907 and initially concentrated on automated instruments, such as mechanical pianos, as well as multi-disc phonographs, the pre-curser to jukeboxes.

It produced the 10-selection Wilcox phonograph between 1934 and 1935.

It came to public prominence in the late 1940s with the manufacture of its “trashcan” shaped jukeboxes.

The M100A was at the forefront of a switch from 78rpm records to the smaller 45rpm versions during this time. This jukebox enabled 50 discs, and 100 songs, to be played.

The company went from strength to strength and acquired a number of other outfits during the 50s and 60s, before falling on hard times and closing in 1979.

Attempts to resurrect the Seeburg name have since failed.

Notable jukeboxes models

  • M100C
  • V200
  • KD200
  • 222
  • 3WA
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