Jukebox 39 Standard Luxury Light-Up C-Series ST39

Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corporation (Rockola); Chicago, IL

  • Year
  • 1939
  • Category
  • Sound/Video Recorder and/or Player
  • Radiomuseum.org ID
  • 204924

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 Technical Specifications

  • Number of Tubes
  • 4
  • Main principle
  • Audio-Amplification
  • Wave bands
  • - without
  • Details
  • Jukebox-Coin operated Phonograph
  • Power type and voltage
  • Alternating Current supply (AC) / 115 Volt
  • Loudspeaker
  • Electro Magnetic Dynamic LS (moving-coil with field excitation coil) / Ø 12 inch = 30.5 cm
  • Power out
  • 20 W (unknown quality)
  • Material
  • Catalin (a brand name for a thermosetting polymer popular in the 1930s and 1940s - a phenol formaldehyde resin - like Bakelite, but a two-stage process with a lot of work afterwards).
  • from Radiomuseum.org
  • Model: Jukebox 39 Standard Luxury Light-Up C-Series ST39 - Rock-Ola Manufacturing
  • Shape
  • Console with any shape - in general
  • Dimensions (WHD)
  • 34 x 55 x 25 inch / 864 x 1397 x 635 mm
  • Notes
  • This jukebox "39 Standard Luxury Light-Up" was widely distributed in 1939 by the David C. Rockola Manufacturing Corporation, 800 N. Kedzie Ave, Chicago, Illinois, USA. NOTE: The brand name is most commonly seen hyphenated: Rock-ola. It features some of the largest catalin plastics ever utilized in jukeboxes and a four-tube amplification (Model E) system playing through a 12" Model PH-3205 electrodynamic speaker with 8 ohm VC and 5400 ohm FC. The schematic (from 1938) shows the tubes 76, 2 x 6L6G and a 5U4G. The mains transformer is PH-3158. After the output transformer PH-3159 there is possible a second loudspeaker as a permanent magnet dynamic type PH-3195. At the same time there was also a Deluxe model offered.

    The jukebox plays 20 different 78 RPM selections with a Smythe mechanism, one-side-only, and accepts nickles, dimes, and quarters....one play per 5 cents. Rock-ola jukeboxes of this vintage featured an extremely simple and reliable player mechanism, unlike the contemporary Wurlitzers, and despite being relegated to secondary status by massive Wurlitzer advertising campaigns, it was favored by operators as being extremely economical and reliable.
  • Net weight (2.2 lb = 1 kg)
  • 280 lb (280 lb 0 oz) / 127.120 kg
  • Author
  • Model page created by Douglas Daniels. See "Data change" for further contributors.

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