Seeburg M100C

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Seeburg M100C is a vintage jukebox created in 1952. Upon its release, this jukebox sold for $1050. The M100C is commonly referred to as the “Select-o-matic” jukebox. The Seeburg M100C could play 100 selections or both sides of 50 records. Selections were: 1 song for $0.05, 2 songs for $0.10 or 6 songs for $0.25.

The jukebox features a 20 button selection system, removable title strip holders and illuminated front pilasters with rotating colour cylinders. The jukebox also has a tiger oak veneer and 12 silvered glass tubes in front of the speaker grill.

The Seeburg M100C is possibly best well known for its role in the opening credits to American television show Happy Days.

Seeburg

Main article: Seeburg

Seeburg was an American company that manufactured equipment including jukeboxes and vending machines.

The company was founded by Justice P. Seeburg in 1907 under the name J.P. Seeburg Piano Co. The company initially made automatic pianos called Orchestrions. The company was family owned until 1956.

In 1927 Seeburg discontinued the manufacturing of pianos and began making coin-operated phonographs, the predecessor to the jukebox.

Notable sales

A Seeburg M100C was sold in London, England for £2,040 on 18 October 2005. The jukebox was sold by Christie’s auction house.

Christie’s sold another Select-o-matic on 6 July 2005. This time the jukebox sold for £1,140.

An M100C was sold for £3,250 on July 24 2010 by Paul McInnis Inc.

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