Early model jukebox. On left is insert for money (1 to 10 pennies). Has picture on screen w/ "Tune of the Week" "Maybe". Bottom of picture lists all the other songs to be played (10 of them). Inside is the phonograph mechanism; across top "Penny Phono". Period: c. 1920s
From the exhibit "The Story of Littleton in 125 Objects": Donated by Edwin A. Bemis, Jr., in 1978, the Cinematone Studios made special records for use in their "Penny-Phono" jukeboxes. Each record played 10 tunes on each side. The records were received weekly by mail, along with a poster of a pin-up girl to place in the front of the jukebox. This version is a rare counter-top model.
|Caption||Penny Phono jukebox with tune of the week insert for "Maybe"; 1920|
|Makers mark||Manufactured in U.S. by Cinematone|