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Seeburg Select-O-Matic Home Jukebox
By Mike Knudsen

Yes, Seeburg did make a machine for LP records.  It was in a large,
low hope-chest cabinet typical of home stereos of the '70s, with a very
fine AM/FM radio tuner as well.  You selected a record by dialing its
number on a regular rotary telephone dial on the tuner panel.  I've
been tempted to get one -- they go fairly cheap, but boy do they hog
floor space!

There's also the Seeburg 'Library', a 45-rpm Select-o-matic in a
glass-front blonde box that fits on a (very large) bookshelf, which
just plays through all the disks in sequence.  I have one of those for
background music, and a safe but useful place to store the 45s that
won't fit in my Wurlitzer.

Both of the above machines show up at jukebox swap meets, such as the
Chicagoland Jukes & Slots Festival held twice a year at Pheasant Run,
IL -- also a great place for mechanical music and stuff you'd never

Now stuck hundreds of miles from any such thing in Maine, it pains me
just to remember Pheasant Run, and Union, and...

Mike Knudsen

(Message sent Sun 7 Feb 1999, 19:16:55 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

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