Rock-Ola Jukeboxes


The Rock-Ola Manufacturing Corporation was founded in 1927, in Chicago, Illinois by David Cullen Rockola. He first started out making slot machines, pinball machines and scales before manufacturing jukeboxes under the Rock-Ola name in 1934. It was in that year that he obtained a patent for a mechanism that could pick a music record out of a stack, play it and then put it back in its place.

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By 1935, Rock-Ola had sold more than 400,000 jukeboxes.

In 1939, he introduced the “Luxury Light-Up” series which became very successful.

From 1928 – 1951 Rock Ola jukeboxes primarily played 78 RPM records.
From 1953 – 1962 Rock Ola jukeboxes primarily played 45 RPM records.

After World War II, with jukeboxes becoming very popular, Rock-Ola introduced the “Magic Glow” series which included models 1422, 1426 and 1428. This was in response to Wurlitzer coming out with model 1015, one of the most popular jukeboxes of all time.

During the 1950’s and 1960’s, Rock-Ola came up with many new great ideas, like full-featured jukeboxes that could be hung on the wall.

During the 1970’s, demand for jukeboxes plummeted and the business was eventually sold to Glenn Streeter in 1992, owner of The Antique Apparatus Company. Today, Rock-Ola jukeboxes are still being made for home or commercial use. They can now play cds and even support digital downloading.

Popular Rock-Ola Jukeboxes
Luxury Light-Up Series
Magic Glow Series
Model 1422
Model 1426
Model 1428

Rock-Ola Value
Mid $$$ – Low $$,$$$


13 Comments

  1. Stacey March 2, 2017

    I have a rock ola
    Concerto
    I would like to see
    It is in good shape
    Can you give me a price line

    Thank you

  2. Trish February 28, 2017

    Hi, I have a 1975 Rockola 464 jukebox. Everything works well, just tuned up. What is the value of it!

    thanks Trish

  3. Heather church October 3, 2016

    Hi I have a rock-place jukebox manufactured on 4/16/1999 model 8000-1 what could I sell it for?

  4. Sandra tiller September 20, 2016

    I would like to sell my 1972 rock-ola 448. It works good and was just cleaned. Could you tell me what would be a good selling price?

  5. Greg helms January 30, 2016

    We have a Rockola model 1448. I think from the 1950’s in good condition. any idea what it is worth ?

  6. Mike richter November 9, 2015

    I have a rockola jukebox that plays 45s is there a local place near or north of Minneapolis/St.paul mn
    That you know of or recommend to do service on my unit? 651-295-3566 it would be greatly appreciated for a return call thank you

  7. Jeff Brown November 3, 2015

    I have a 1960 rock ola jukebox that is in good shape. the model number is 1478. What is the price range of what you think it is worth. Thank you, Jeff (407) 739-127

  8. Sal Pero April 22, 2015

    I have a 1964 rock ola Grand prix. works needs to be restored. looking to sell . any idea of the value, or interested parties.
    Thanks

  9. Diane Keel February 7, 2015

    I have a Rock-Ola model 463 serial # 630709. It works great and is in excellent condition. Could you give me a might be worth price? I am considering selling it and have no ideal of its worth. It belonged to my sister who has passed

  10. Carren Larson January 12, 2015

    I have a Rock Ola Juke box, Model CD-8, Serial# 185501. Could you tell me the age of it? Thanks in advance for any assistance you may provide.
    Carren Larson
    This is in my home.

  11. Dave Spilatore September 3, 2014

    I have a Roch Ola jukebox model. 414S Capri II Can you supply a phone number of someone who could tune up my machine if you could call 215-817-5810 or e-mail me
    dspilatore@comcast.net Thanks for your help. Dave Spilatore

  12. David kettle June 12, 2014

    I was wondering if you do repairs on the Rock ola rocket II model 5501- X1 if so please let me know

  13. Dianna Metzger March 12, 2014

    I have a juke box that plays 45s and it needs cleaning. Is there someone in the Dayton, Ohio area

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