A Wurlitzer type 71 counter top jukebox, American,  1940,
Lot 438W
A Wurlitzer type 71 counter top jukebox,
American, 1940,
£10,000 - 15,000
US$ 15,000 - 23,000

Lot Details
A Wurlitzer type 71 counter top jukebox, American, 1940,
playing twelve 78rpm records, with original walnut veneer an four light-up plastics panels, accepting 5, 10 cent coins and quarters, on reproduction console stand 58 by 24 by 20in (148 by 61 by 51cm)

Footnotes

  • Wurlitzer and Rock-Ola were the only ones that produced counter-tops models, Wurlitzer original introduced the mini-jukeboxes and the first model was launched in 1937 (model 51). The idea of a counter-top was to gain access to sites where space was limited, such as ice-cream parlours, milk bars and soda fountains, and Wurlitzer was determined to put a machine in all of these places.

    Together with a smart marketing plan and Paul Fuller's talent to turn the counter-tops into art objects, the mini-jukeboxes became a great success for Wurlitzer.
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