|Seeburg Jukeboxes, Home Stereo, Background Music Systems, and Vending Machines|
Welcome to my Seeburg Website!
Hello, my name is Tony Miller. This site
commemorates most of Seeburg's jukebox, Home Stereo, Background Music,
and Vending Machine products, and focuses on those built between 1949 and
1986. Why those years?1949 saw the introduction of the world's first
100 selection jukebox, the Seeburg M100A, which played
either side of 50, 78-RPM records. 1986 saw the introduction of the
first CD jukebox, the Seeburg SCD1. Here, I concentrate on the machines
that played the records I was familiar with while growing up: 78s, 45s,
33 1/3 albums and (to a lesser extent) those 16 2/3 RPM background music records. There was a time when singles were available on both 78s and
45s. I remember my mom buying one on 78, because she thought there would
be more music on it!
During my first period of employment
at Seeburg, I spent some time working as an inspector on the hot drink
assembly line, so I picked up a little knowledge about how Seeburg hot
drink vendors work.
Many people selling jukeboxes on ebay copy the text from my music_photos section for their jukebox, and post it as the description for their machine. You have my permission to do so, as long as you post a link to this website for interested bidders to look for more information. Please note that the entire contents of this site is ©2007, 2008 Anthony J. Miller, all rights reserved. If you are unfamiliar with the U.S. Government's Copyright policy, I suggest you look here: http://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/dcom/olia/copyright/copyrightrefresher.htm
If you do not include a link to my website, I will ask you to either do so, or to delete the text you copied from here. If you do not do either one, I will post your trader name below as a dishonest ebay trader, and report you to ebay's Vero department.
None at this time.
Seeburg's stationary proclaimed that they were the 'World Leaders in Music and Vending', as I'm sure you'll agree as you investigate this website. Most people are probably interested in the jukebox, home stereo, and background music system offerings from Seeburg, so I'll list them first, follwoed by many members of the extensive line of vending machines Seeburg also built.
Jukebox, Home Stereo, Background Music System Photos
Most visitors to this site are interested in the jukebox photos. There
are a lot of them here, so I have organized them into several different pages. Note that where one page
ends and the next begins is somewhat arbitrary, except for the Silver Age machines.
I've defined how I think they should be organized below:
Home Stereo Units: Seeburg built a variety
of home entertainment systems. They are featured here.
Speakers: Seeburg offered a wide range of external speakers for use with their jukeboxes. They are featured here.
Accessories: Seeburg also offered a variety of accessories for use with their jukeboxes. They are featured here.
All of these can be found under the 'Music_photos' tabs at the left and bottom.
Vending Machine Photos
Seeburg also built a wide variety of vending machines. During the 60s, Seeburg acquired several other vending machine companies and their products. These are organized below:
Hot_drink vendors: A variety of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and hot soup vendors are listed here.
Cold_drink vendors: Seeburg manufactured a line of cold drink vendors that featured crushed ice. They also built can and milk vendors. These are featured here.
Smoking_materials vendors: Cigarette, cigar, and cigarillo machines are featured here.
Miscellaneous_vendors: Such as candy, gum, pastry, laundry detergent and pic-a-pack vendors are featured here.
All of these can be found under the 'Vendor_photos' tabs at the left and bottom.
Interested in seeing what the factory looked like? Click on the
factory tour tabs. I worked there several
times over many years, and in several different positions. Interested in
what it was like working there? See 'My
Other visitors are looking for help with a problem with their machine.
After following the various Internet jukebox discussion groups for a few years, and answering many
emails, I noticed that most of the problems people had with their Seeburg jukebox came down to
If you plan to move your machine across town or across the country, read this first!
The Famous Tormat Memory, and other Techy Stuff
All Seeburg jukes and home stereos built between 1955 and 1978 used the
Tormat memory unit. Interested in how it works?
Want to know how to connect a D.E.C. Consolette
to your Microlog machine? Seeburg built several
jukeboxes. Would you like to find out the story behind them? Want to
remotely control your jukebox volume? Want to
know how the STD 'chaser' lamps on
the STD2 Entertainer,
STD3 Sunstar and
STD4 Mardi Gras work and how to
replace them? Several websites have shown pictures of what they claim is the SMC1 Jr.
jukebox, a 100-selection machine built using the Microprocessor system. In actuality, what they
show is the 1964 U100-D Mustang
Discotheque Jr., thus creating a jukebox 'urban legend'. No one
(including me) was absolutely sure if the machine really existed until I
answered an email from the owner of one. Read a reprint of an article I
wrote, and published in the September, 2003 edition of Always Jukin'
magazine by clicking on the SMC1 Jr. tabs.
These semi-technical articles can be found by clicking on the
Techy stuff tabs.
All of us need help from time to time. Need help with your machine?
Check the Need Help? tabs for email links to well-qualified service guys. Sometimes I need help, too.
If you can help me with a few items and information I'm looking for, I certainly would appreciate it!
Please go to the Wanted tabs for a list of information and things I'm looking for.
It's a good idea to check back from time to time, since I add information fairly often. Check the What's New tabs to see what's been added since your last visit. Also, check out the links tabs, where links to many jukebox sites are listed.
This site was last updated 02/28/09