Jukebox History 1999-2024

This chapter is UNDER CONSTRUCTION, and any input from jukebox enthusiasts about the last of the real jukebox manufacturers is of course appreciated.

Remember and honour the fathers of the pay-to-play concept. In October 2023 it will be hundred years since Charles Adams-Randall died, and in November 2024 it will be hundred years since Louis Glass died. Someone in the area ought to lay a bouquet at the graves:

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October 8, 2023

Charles Adams-Randall

(☼ 1st July 1846) ( 8th October 1923)

Invention of the Automatic Pariophone, London, British patent filed 5th July 1888.

Grave Location:

Pine Island Cemetery, Marion Road, Mattapoisett, Plymouth County,


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November 12, 2024

Louis Glass

(☼ 6th August 1845) ( 12th November 1924)

First public demonstration of a coin-op phonograph, San Francisco, 23rd November 1889.

Grave Location:

Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo County, Garden Section D, near lot 512,


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The author of the website would be very pleased to receive photos showing a bouquet at the graves.

Gert J. Almind