Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Jukebox


I saw this old Wurlitzer Jukebox sitting across from our table in the same diner in San Francisco where I found the old radios I posted about last week here.

Linking to Tuesday's Treasures and Our World Tuesday.

24 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

This is beautiful! And it seems you can only find them in diners and retro eateries now. They are gone with the wind, along with pinball machines. I love them both. If someone was giving away either, I would take it!! I guess the jukeboxes were totally a phenomenon of the 50's, and arcades in the 70's.
"Backward, oh backward turn time in it's flight
And make me a child again just for tonight"

Linda said...

Fun to see this! There is one at a restaurant near us that has an updated jukebox. Their old one lasted for 50 years or so.

Lowell said...

That's a blast from the past. We used these all the time. And then they put mini-jukeboxes on the table of the diners which I always thought was really stupid. You needed the big jukes to do things right and really hear the music. :) Nice shot, Lois. You know how to spark nostalgia in me these days!

Karl Demetz said...

It is a beauty !

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Excelente e bela fotografia, gostei.
Um abra├žo e boa semana.

Andarilhar
Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

biebkriebels said...

Those old items were made so beautiful.

Sandra said...

I spent many a quarter in a jukebox in KY.. during my early teen years. a quarter got us FIVE songs. 50's songs. woo hoo did this stir up memories

Bill Nicholls said...

Ah but did it still work blasting out the hits

Betty Crow said...

Very colorful. Brings back fun memories of hanging out with friends listening to music.

Lea said...

Beautiful!
Have a wonderful day!

Tom said...

...Wurlitzer Jukeboxes were made in North Tonawanda, New York just outside Buffalo. Back in the '50s they were magic to your ears and eyes! What a treasure they are. Thanks Lois for sharing, I hope that your leg is doing better.

William Kendall said...

That is beautiful!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, love the old jukebox. I remember playing music on similar jukeboxes.
Enjoy your day!

RedPat said...

They are always a joy to see, Lois!

Marleen said...

A beauty Lois!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Those were the good old days!!!

God bless.

Maria Rodrigues said...

So colorful and beautiful.
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Tanya Breese said...

this makes me think of Happy Days!

BeachGypsy said...

those old juke boxes are so neat, aren't they?
"put another nickel in--in the Nickelodean, all i really want to hear is music, music, music" Teresa Brewer song??
"please mister please, don't play B-17 it was his song it was our song, now it's ooooover...." Olivia newton John maybe?
"don't rock the juke box" Alan Jackson
"juke box hero....stars in his eyes!!" Foreigner Definetly that was Foreigner, not sure about some of those others, anyone know?
Liked this post!

BeachGypsy said...

Thought of another one!!!---ha ha ha lol. " i love rock and roll- put another dime in the juke box baby!!"----joan jett and the blackhearts

Sharon Anck said...

Wow, that is a true classic!

orvokki said...

It's hard to find a juke box in these days. I can not imagine where I would see it. This one is wonderful.

Lowcarb team member said...

Isn't this great!
A beauty!

Thank you so much for sharing this photograph.

All the best Jan

Lester Barr said...

Wurlitzer Juke Boxes like that are rare indeed. Most of the original ones are in collectors hands. I remember them well. During the 1940's these colorful music machines were made in Germany by a company named Wurlitzer. Somehow they came over here and were an instant hit. Most of the music player was made of Glass because the plastic was not that available during the War. The classic bubbles that went around the outside were installed using air pumped into the machine. I'll show a Post on the ones that I found around here. They sure were a classic!