Jukeboxes have been around since the 1890s, so we’re not going to attempt to cover the whole history of jukeboxes in this post. Instead, we’re going to look at some iconic jukebox designs including some extremely rare and valuable ones. 


Once seen in diners, restaurants and bars all over America, the Wall-O-Matic acted like a remote control for the establishment’s larger jukebox. Made almost entirely from Chrome, the Wall-O-Matic was incredibly popular with customers who could select their songs from the comfort of their booths!

iconic jukebox designs

The Rock-Ola Bubbler Jukebox

The Bubbler jukebox is one of the most popular and recognizable models of all time. Featured in iconic sitcom Happy Days, the Bubbler jukebox is still available for sale with prices starting at $8,495 USD.

World’s Most Expensive Jukebox 

As far as we know, the most expensive jukebox in the world is the Rock-Ola 1414 President. With only one model ever made, the President is valued at over 150,000 USD

Discover more expensive and rare jukeboxes in this post. 

Rare Jukebox Collection

Check out this video of rare jukeboxes from The Games Room Company.


Rock-Ola: The Last Authentic American Jukebox Company

One of the most exciting developments in the Jukebox world happened last year when British games and Jukebox entrepreneur, Alexander Walder- Smith, purchased iconic American jukebox company Rock-Ola.  Known for the iconic Bubbler jukebox, Rock-Ola brands itself as The Last Remaining All American Jukebox and has been manufacturing jukeboxes since1927. 

Under the leadership of Walder-Smith, the company plans to raise its profile all over the world and expand its range by blending mid-century styling and 21st century technology.

For further insights into iconic jukebox designs, listen to this podcast episode from the ABC’s Blueprint program.

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