Just can't stop talking about those juke boxes!
When singles were released in both 78 and 45 rpm,
Wurlitzer jukes selected a record by a mechanism
that swung a record tray out over the turntable,
which rose up on a long shaft, through the tray
and took the record up to the tone arm in the
upper regions of the cabinet.  This mech was
even more convoluted than that last sentence!
There were 10" adaptor discs that had a 7" 
cut out to hold records for machines configured 
for 45 rpm play.  What a joy to watch, but hell
to keep aligned.  I've got one out in the barn,
and am keen to restore it!

Lou Houck
Rollin' Recording
Boerne, TX

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  From: Morton Jr, David L 
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  Subject: [ARSCLIST] Still more LP jukebox trivia

  Wurlitzer (and others?) in the 60s (don't know the exact year range )
  also offered jukeboxes that played both regular 45s and 7-inch, 33 1/3
  "small hole" discs that they advertised on the machine itself as "LP."
  The speed selection occurs as the record is loaded onto the platter. The
  mechanism that locks it into position in the center of the platter also
  detects the size of the hole, and when it senses (senses is probably not
  the right word; it implies more sophistication than this mechanism
  really has) the small hole it shifts to a second drive pulley/belt.


  Dave Morton



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