THIS WEEK IN HISTORY: NOVEMBER 23, 1889

The First Jukebox Unveiled

jukebox-invention.jpgThe world’s first jukebox was unveiled today in the Palais Royal Saloon, San Francisco, by Mr. Louis Glass, General Manager of the Pacific Phonograph Company. It was My. Glass’ idea to fit coin slots on an electrically-operated Edison phonograph. For a nickel, four customers at once could listen to two minutes’ worth of music through listening tubes, but it had to be the same music since the wax cylinders must be changed manually.

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