Juke Box Stuff
is a shot of a juke box I rebuilt for my uncle Johnny Kerswell.
It only played one side of the records. Once they
dropped, it lifted them all up and started over again. You couldn't
choose your song, you just had to take whatever was the next one to
drop. The information below the picture was ripped off from http://tomszone.com It's a good source information on all makes of jukeboxes. Check them out
45 - 1950
Inc was located at 1216 E. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton, Wisconsin, USA and
announced the 45 Non-Selective Ristaucrat in Billboard
Magazine on June 24, 1950. Initially, over 1200 were placed on location
and production was stepped up to 100 per day per "press releases". The
Ristaucrat 45 was available in either light or dark hardwood finish.
According to the manufacturer, it "Plays
12-45 RPM Records, restacks automatically ... is set for 5 cent play or
2 for 5 cents ... is lightweight, weighs only 30 lbs. Measures a
compact 12" high, 12 3/4"
deep and 16" high" The known serial number range (only 4
data points) for this model ranges from 1099 to 3435. Given a
conservative estimate based on known serial numbers, then only 2400
were produced, it is more likely that the serial number range started
at 0001, so an estimated production of 3400+ can be assumed.