AMI Serial #'s and Estimated Production


It is estimated that AMI/Rowe produced around 319,000 jukeboxes between 1935 - 1979, this compares to the 430,000 for Rock-Ola and the 600,000 - 700,000 produced by each of Seeburg and Wurlitzer for the same time period. Unlike the others, AMI/Rowe continued production into the 80's and produced another 65,000 machines through 1988.

The production information that follows is based on 1,597 serial numbers collected during the past 11 years with the help of many jukebox collectors and some operators/dealers.

Jukeboxes 1,345
Remote Selectors 218
Speakers 6
Accessories 28
Totals 1,597

The Serial # and Production Estimates that follow, are grouped by submodel and model based on an estimate of whether information that appears relevant. All of the submodels are shown as AMI used separate serial number blocks for each. The tables include:

  • Year: Estimated "Model Year" which may vary slightly from the year produced as actual production usually commenced late in the prior year
  • # of Pts: This is the number of serial number data points that the subsequent data is based on ... a "1" indicates a single point, hence any further analysis is suspect, unless backed by additional information
  • Min Serial Number: The Minimum serial number in the range available from the data points. In the case of AMI, the xxx001 is shown as the minimum even though no person actually submitted this information. This is based on internal AMI corrospondence which indicated this as the starting range
  • Max Serial Number: The Maximum serial number in the range available from the data points
  • Known Production: Usually the Maximum Minus the Minimum Serial Number (Plus 1) unless there is a known starting range ... e.g. that ranges start with xxx001.
  • Estimated Production: This takes into account estimated starting range, plus a small allowance for additional production (usually rounding off to the nearest 25). The final estimate for a given model is shown in BOLD type.
  • Basis for AMI/Rowe Serial Numbering

    AMI/Rowe was generally consistent in their serial numbering of Jukeboxes. It appears to be totally chronological based on time of production and they did not intermix jukebox serial numbering with other items such as wallboxes and speakers, though there are two few data points of speakers to make a solid judgement. The chonological numbering system appears to have started with the 1947 Model A, "Mother of Plastic", at 000001. Though based on the limited data received on the Model A and B's, this may be suspect. In many cases I believe the numbers submitted for the Model A's and B's were taken from the Mechanism, rather than the cabinet. The mechanisms for AMI's are the same for Model A through D and are chronological. After the Model A, “blocks” appear to have been issued for upcoming models, usually in increments of 5,000, 10,000 or more. As such all the numbers were not used, but the models did not overlap as prior ones did. This "block concept" was known to be used through to the late 60's, but is assummed to be carried on much later.

    Getting Around

    Click on any of the follow "hot links" to go to a specific data table or just "page down", there is a lot of data here:

    AMI Jukebox Serial #'s & Production 1936-1959

     

    Serial Number

     

    Model Year(s) Name # of Sel # of Pts Min Max Known Prod. Est Prod
    N/A 1936-38 Top Flight Photo 20 12 15 2,011 1,997 2,025
    N/A 1938-40 Streamliner Photo 20 3 651 3,555 2,905 3,575
    201 1939-42 Singing Towers - 20 Sel Photo 20 1 434 Not Enough Data 450
    ? 1940-42 Singing Towers - 40 Sel Photo 40 8 121 827 707 850
    A 1946-47 "Mother of Plastic" Photo 40 22 56 12,067 12,012 12,050
    B 1948-49 N/A Photo 40 26 20,016 28,408 8,393 8,425
    C 1950/51 N/A Photo 40 131 30,207 43,615 13,409 13,450
    D-40 1951-52 D-Series Photos 40 26 50,001 58,501 8,501 8,525
    D-80 80 29 60,001 67,225 7,225 7,250
        55   15,726 15,775
    E-40 1953 E-Series Photos 80 4 200,001 201,765 1,765 1,800
    E-80 40 21 210,001 213,716 3,716 3,750
    E-120 120 30 240,001 248,060 8,060 8,100
        55   13,541 13,650
    F-40 1954 F-Series Photos 40 1 250,001 Not Enough Data 75
    F-80 80 16 260,001 262,944 2,944 2,975
    F-120 120 33 270,001 278,476 8,476 8,500
        50   11,420 11,550
    G-40 1955 G-Series Photos 40 2 300,001 300,187 187 200
    G-80 1955-56 80 16 310,001 314,423 4,423 4,475
    G-120 1955-56 120 20 320,001 326,825 6,825 6,850
    G-200 1956 200 23 350,000 358,168 8,169 8,200
    G-120-1 1956 120 1 361,001 Not Enough Data 75
      1955-6   62   19,604 19,800
    JAH-200 1957 H-200 (Electrical) 200 32 370,001 377,527 7,527 7,550
    JBH-120 H-120 (Electrical) 120 14 380,001 381,714 1,714 1,775
    JCH-100 H-100 (Manual) 100 7 382,001 384,192 2,192 2,225
    JDH-200 H-200 (Manual) 200 2 395,001 395,030 30 75
      "H" Series Total Photos   55   11,463 11,625
    JAI-200 1958 I-200 (Electrical) 200 17 400,001 404,580 4,580 4,600
    JBI-120 I-120 (Electrical) 120 16 410,001 411,802 1,802 1,825
    JCI-100 I-100 (Manual) 100 12 420,001 421,145 1,145 1,175
    JDI-200 I-200 (Manual) 200 3 430,001 432,432 2,432 2,500
    JEI-200 I-200 (Electrical) 200 1 440,001 Not Enough Data 75
      "I" Series Total Photos   49   9,959 10,175
    JAJ-200 1959 J-200 (Electrical-Mono) 200 16 450,001 452,944 2,944 2,975
    JBJ-120 J-120 (Electrical-Mono) 120 12 460,001 461,441 1,441 1,475
    JCJ-100 J-100 (Manual-Mono) 100 2 470,001 470,180 180 200
    JDJ-200 J-200 (Manual-Mono) 200 3 480,001 481,263 1,263 1,300
    JEJ-200 J-200 (Electrical-Stereo) 200 4 490,001 490,583 583 600
    JFJ-120 J-120 (Electrical-Stereo) 120 3 500,001 500,239 239 275
    JGJ-100 J-100 (Manual-Stereo) 100 1 505,001 Not Enough Data 75
    JHJ-200 J-200 (Manual-Stereo) 200 2 510,001 510,097 97 125
      "J" Series Total Photos   43   6,747 7,025
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    AMI Jukebox Serial #'s & Production 1960-1968

     

    Serial Number

     

    Model Year(s) Name # of Sel # of Pts Min Max Known Prod. Est Prod
    JAK-200 1960 K-200 (Electrical-Mono) 200 6 515,001 515,962 962 1,000
    JBK-120 K-120 (Electrical-Mono) 120 8 520,001 520,692 692 725
    JCK-100 K-100 (Manual-Mono) 100 2 525,001 526,003 1,003 1,025
    JDK-200 K-200 (Manual-Mono) 200 4 530,001 530,398 398 425
    JEK-200 K-200 (Electrical-Stereo) 200 2 535,001 535,151 151 175
    JFK-120 K-120 (Electrical-Stereo) 120 3 540,001 540,116 116 150
    JGK-100 K-100 (Manual-Stereo) 100 1 545,001 Not Enough Data 75
    JHK-200 K-200 (Manual-Stereo) 200 1 550,001 Not Enough Data 75
    JJK-200 K-200 (Automatic-Mono) 200 5 555,001 556,810 1,810 1,850
    JKK-200 K-200 (Automatic-Stereo) 200 4 560,001 560,657 657 675
    JLK-100 K-100 (Automatic-Mono) 100 7 565,001 565,644 644 675
    JNK-100 K-100 (Automatic-Stereo) 100 1 570,001 Not Enough Data 75
      "K" Series Total   44   6,433 6,925
    XJAA-200 1961 Continental (Manual-Mono) 200 2 585,001 585,096 96 125
    XJBA-200 Continental (Manual-Ster) 200 1 590,001 Not Enough Data 75
    XJCA-200 Continental (Auto-Mono) 200 17 595,001 597,460 2,460 2,500
    XJDA-200 Continental (Auto-Stereo) 200 8 600,001 601,198 1,198 1,225
      Continental Series Total   28   3,754 3,925
    XJEA-100 Lyric (Manual-Mono) 100 3 605,001 605,199 199 225
    XJFA-100 Lyric (Manual-Stereo) 100 1 610,001 Not Enough Data 75
    XJGA-100 Lyric (Auto-Mono) 100 16 615,001 615,835 835 850
    XJHA-100 Lyric (Auto-Stereo) 100 5 620,001 620,162 162 200
      Lyric Series Total   25   1,196 1,350
    XJAB-200 1962 Continental 2 (Man-Mono) 200 1 625,001 Not Enough Data 75
    XJBB-200 Continental 2 (Man-Ster) 200 1 630,001 Not Enough Data 75
    XJCB-200 Continental 2 (Auto-Mono) 200 3 635,001 635,908 908 75
    XJDB-200 Continental 2 (Auto-Ster) 200 25 640,001 648,830 8,830 8,875
    XJEB-100 Continental 2 (Man-Mono) 100 1 645,001 Not Enough Data 75
    XJFB-100 Continental 2 (Man-Ster) 100 1 650,001 Not Enough Data 75
    XJGB-100 Continental 2 (Auto-Mono) 100 2 655,001 655,199 199 225
    XJHB-100 Continental 2 (Auto-Ster) 100 1 660,001 Not Enough Data 75
    XJJB-100 Continental 2 ? 100 2 665,001 665,579 579 600
    XJKB-100 Continental 2 ? 100 15 670,001 671,770 1,770 1,800
      Continental 2 Series Total   52   12,286 11,950
    JAL-200 1963 L-200 (Automatic-Stereo) 200 15 675,001 683,611 8,611 8,650
    JEL-200 L-200 (Automatic-Stereo) 5 690,001 692,896 2,896 2,925
      "L" Series Total 20   11,507 11,575
    JBM-200 1964 Tropicana (M-200) 200 17 699,138 705,551 6,414 6,450
    JAN-200 1965 Diplomat (N-200) 200 25 710,092 716,968 6,877 7,025
    JAO-200 1966 Bandstand (O-200) 200 8 720,301 724,646 4,346 4,700
    MM-1 1967 The Music Merchant 200 32 730,862 739,126 8,265 9,150
    MM-1A 200 6 745,056 745,894 839 925
        38   9,104 10,075
    MM-2 1968 Music Master 200 20 750,041 757,805 7,765 7,825
    MM-2A 3 765,106 766,190 1,085 1,200
      23   8,850 9,025

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    AMI Jukebox Serial #'s & Production 1969-1988

     

    Serial Number

     

    Model Year(s) Name # of Sel # of Pts Min Max Known Prod. Est Prod
    CMM-1 1968-9 Cadette 100 4 801,747 803,767 2,021 3,800
    MM-3 1969 Music Miracle 200 19 770,077 776,200 6,124 6,250
    MM-4 1970 Trimount 200 20 780,309 786,838 6,530 6,875
    CMM-4 1970 Cadette 100 3 809,023 810,926 1,904 1,975
    MM-5 1971 President 200 47 790,050 799,050 9,001 9,075
    CMM-5 1971 Cadette 100 1 816,399 Not Enough Data 1,425
    MM-6 1972 Superstar 200 28 850,014 858,618 8,605 8,625
    RI-1 1973-4 Heritage 120 2 818,103 818,749 647 775
    TI-1 1973 Deauville/ Monte Carlo/ Seville 200 18 860,154 868,745 8,592 8,775
    CTI-1 1974 Crestwood 200 8 1,433 14,369 12,937 3,500
    TI-2 1974 Caprice/ Woodbridge/ Rhapsody 200 12 872,148 877,360 5,213 7,400
    R-74 1975 Arlington / Classic 200 6 900,025 905,248 5,224 5,300
    R-80 1976 Fleetwood / Imperial 200 6 910,036 915,372 5,337 5,400
    R-81 1977 Constellation / Laser Blue/Moondrops 200 7 920,292 925,628 5,337 5,650
    R-82 1978 Woodhue / Black Magic 200 2 975,280 976,225 946 6,250
    RI-2 1977 Canterbury / Fantasia 120 1 831,010 Not Enough Data 1,100
    R-83 1978 Claremont / Disco 200 / Fiesta 200 5 981,270 987,633 5,749 7,650
    R-84 1980 Prelude / Tempo / Disco 200 2 995,472 995,481 10 5,500
    R-85 1981 Starburst / Starlight / Starwood 200 3 1,006,022 1,008,509 2,488 3,525
    R-86 1982 Blue Magic / Gold Magic 200 3 1,013,087 1,014,695 1,609 4,725
    R-87 1984 Golden 7 / Sapphire 7 200 2 1,018,215 1,019,231 1,017 4,250
    R-88 1984 Golden 8 / Sapphire 8 / 8 Video 200 5 1,027,500 1,032,376 3,926 6,450
    R-89 1985 Golden 89 / Sapphire 89/ 89 Video 200 1 1,036,538 Not Enough Data 6,575
    R-90 1986 Golden 90 / Sapphire 90 / 90 Video 200 1 4,156 Not Enough Data 4,500
    R-91 1987 Golden 91 / Sapphire 91 / 91 Video/CD 200 5 10,156 14,919 4,764 5,000
    R-92 1988 Golden 92 / Sapphire 92 / 92 Video/CD 200 4 23,224 28,727 5,504 8,750

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    AMI Remote Equipment Serial #'s & Production

     

    Serial Number

     

    Model Year(s) Name # of Sel # of Pts Min Max Known Prod. Est Prod
    WL 1940-52 40 Select 5 Cent Wallbox 40 19 4,643 17,072 12,430 16,000
    4 28,826 30,623 1,798  
    WM 1940-52 40 Select 5/10 Wallbox 40 2 1,524 3,557 2,034 37,500
    87 610,144 645,029 34,886  
    W-40/
    80/120
    1951-55 120 Selection Wallbox ALL 56 101,093 141,114 40,022 40,100
    WQ-200 1956-65 200 Selection Wallbox 200 33 150,765 170,097 19,333 19,500
    WQ-120 1956-60 120 Selection Wallbox 120 3 180,390 181,118 729 1,200
    WRA-200 1966-67 Wall-Ette 200 6 5,204 14,514 9,311 10,000
    WRC-200 1968-76 Wall-Ette 200 5 8,287 12,778 4,492 5,000
    S-81 1947-54 Spun Aluminum Speaker 0 5 1,364 6,130 4,767 5,200
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