A Wurlitzer type 1015 jukebox, American, 1946-47,
Lot 441W
A Wurlitzer type 1015 jukebox,
American, 1946-47,
Sold for £11,250 (US$ 18,370) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Wurlitzer type 1015 jukebox, American, 1946-47,
playing 24 78rpm discs, complete with eight bubble tubes and rotating lighting effect, fully restored 59 by 35 by 23in (150 by 89 by 59cm)

Footnotes

  • The Wurlitzer Model 1015 jukebox was the most famous jukebox of the American post-war era; it has become a symbol of the 1950s, representing the new life style after the Second World War.

    The design of the jukebox was one of the major reasons why it became such a great success, the simple recognizable form, easy colourful lines and plenty of jukebox "flash" fitted right in to the new post-war society. It was also the first time that Wurlitzer used a proper advertisement campaign to promote it; a series of ads featuring full-page colourful illustrations appeared in popular magazines – Collier's, the Sunday Evening Post and Life etc, the campaign integrated Wurlitzer with "the American way of life".

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