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1972 Seeburg Olympian 160

seebWe have been hard at work decorating and I thought I would share the jukebox we picked up. This is a 1972 Seeburg Olympian that offers 160 song selections.


Though this isn’t as collectable as earlier model jukeboxes, this is an affordable way to get that jukebox sound. Plus, it has a space age feel that goes great with our decor.

IMG_7935We chose to fill it with 70’s and 80’s music. It is a blast to crank this sucker up and hear it play.


The lava lamps you see flanking it are not old.  They are the largest ones I have have ever seen. I think they compliment the decor.


We love the way the concert posters look above the jukebox.


I really dig the purplish colors!


I have almost all the records ordered. I look forward to chilling out around this for hours listening to some great music!


They released three colors for this jukebox. I might be bias, but I like the purple one the most.


This jukebox has a unique selector key pad to select your music. This keypad looks like a phone dial pad.


I just ordered a CD that will allow me to print new label strips for the records we ordered.


Onto the next post!

1958 Wurlitzer 2200 with Satellite Speakers Project

We acquired this piece through a local antique dealer. When we got it the cabinet was kind of “rustic”. There was some paint peeling and the decals were curled. We decided to re-finish the cabinet. The actual jukebox works perfectly. Before we started the restoration we thought it would be cool to find some satellite speakers to hang on the wall. After some searching on eBay we were able to find two Wurlitzer speakers and I re-finished them using the same theme as the jukebox.

The first step was to decide what color to refinish the pieces in. We found some durable paint that would work on both surfaces and would look good in our diner. I had to light sand the cabinet and tape off the areas I didn’t want to get paint on. I decided to use a roller instead of a brush to get a smoother finish. After I finished each section I allowed time for drying in between coats. Once the colors had dried I decided to put pin striping to break up the sections. I was able to get this through a local automotive store. The last step was cleaning the glass, shining the chrome, and turning it on. This jukebox fills the room with sound at just a quarter of the volume.

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