100-Record Retro American Seeburg Select-O-Matic V-200 Jukebox
American, c. 1955
Dimensions: Height 149cm, width 91cm, depth 68cm
This stylish vinyl jukebox is a classic American Select-O-Matic V-200 by Seeburg. Inspired by car design, the coin operated jukebox features a distinctive metal exterior, with the front appearing almost like a car grill. The cabinet form features painted burgundy and turquoise accents, brass metal fixtures, shiny chrome trim, and a large glass dome. The mechanism features burgundy record rack side covers and strong ‘High Fidelity’ sound system. This revolutionary mechanism plays 45 RPM records vertically using two separate needles, allowing the jukebox to play both A and B sides of 100 different records without flipping. All the labels are displayed in a rotating title barrel, which includes great names including Billy Fury, Dusty Springfield and The Hollies.
Seeberg, founded in Chicago in 1902, were a leading producer of jukeboxes up until the late 1970s. They began manufacturing pianos and orchestrions, moving to jukeboxes in 1927. The present V-200 model was first released in August 1955, originally retailing for an impressive $1195, making it the ultimate premium model for the time. It was the first jukebox to introduce a 200 selection mechanism and computerised memory unit. It is an iconic piece of 1950s American design fit for any retro home.