The history of the jukebox begins in 1889,
when the Edison Speaking Phonograph invented by Thomas Alva Edison. With
this device you can, after inserting a coin a few minutes listening to
music. This was the Phonograph plays music from wasrollen, later developed
the Automatic Entertainer Gabel, who instead of flat plates wasrollen can
play. The sound is very poor and so it stopped producing in 1908 the
Only in 1926, the jukebox his march back to continue in that year to manage
the electrical record and play sound reinforcing.
The jukebox in the U.S. come to fruition thanks to the sale of snacks in the
night. Visitors of eateries to while eating also hear music, live music is
too expensive, so the jukebox was used. In 1930, turnover of the jukebox
industry sharply following the economic crisis.
In the 50 years they went to the pub much for listening and have fun. Buy
music itself was quite expensive for young people, and in the cafe for a
little money you could run your own image. The Rock and Roll was also mainly
due to the jukeboxes in the bars known.
Jukebox known brands are:
- The AMI (pictures shown)
- The Rock-Ola
- The Seeburg
In the 60 years the jukebox begins to lose its popularity, this will include
the increasing availability of programs on television, of this there are
fewer people at the cafe.
Until today there are still traditional jukeboxes manufactured, because the
demand for jukeboxes is very large. The prices of these devices over the
years greatly decreased, there are even jukeboxes that about 40,000 guilders