Introduction: 1948 Seeburg Jukebox Restoration

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Here's a link for those of you who've come across one of Seeburg's famous "Trashcan" models.  These slides will walk you through cosmetic restoration of the various subsections, and assist you in bringing back the juke to near-new condition. 

Make sure the "Show Info" tab at the top is toggled so you can see the captions, and that you click the four arrows in the lower right-hand corner to provide a full-screen view. "Show Info" can be toggled on and off, so that you can see any slide better. Pictures will advance automatically; however, if moving along too quickly, just hit the "space" bar once on your keyboard and that will pause the slides. When you want to proceed, just click the right arrow key and move through the pictures at your leisure.

Should you have questions, feel free to e-mail me at

Good luck with your project!



jholmgren05 (author)2017-10-01

Just ran across this - I have a 147M (wood body) that I'm going to be restoring this winter. Great reference guide, thanks so much for putting it together!

BruceL5 (author)2015-03-17

I am considering buying one of these. Is there anyway to hook up an mp3 player to it also?


zazenergy (author)2011-03-04

Looks great! It would be nice if you posted some of the restoration steps here. Thanks for sharing.

ejthomas (author)zazenergy2011-03-04

Be glad to fill in any blanks for you. Feel free to e-mail me at

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