Serial #'s and Estimated Production


It is estimated that Seeburg produced around 630,000 jukeboxes between 1934 - 1979, compared to the 700,000+ for Wurlitzer and 400,000+ for Rock-Ola. The data that follows supports the figure of 608,000.

The production information that follows is based on 3,074 serial numbers collected during the past 8 years, including those submited via this site through November 5, 1999.

The following table shows the breakdown of the Seeburg Serial Numbers by Type

Jukeboxes 2,364
Remote Selectors 609
Speakers 101
Accessories -
Totals 3,074

The Serial # and Production Estimates that follow, are grouped by Model based on an estimate of whether information that appears relevant. In other words, if two models appear to share the same serial number range, they are grouped in the following tables, as subsequent grouping are not possible. If multiple serial number ranges are seen, all of the ranges are shown, along with the related information. The tables include:

  • Model: Name of the Normal Model Designation by the Manufacturer
  • 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
  • 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 Seeburg Serial Numbering

    During the first 3 years of my research, I dreaded the questions about Seeburg Serial numbers and how many were made. A subject that had stumped those how have preceded me in this work.

    For machines from 1933, ending with the 1948 "148" all Jukeboxes appear to be sequentially serial numbered, with perhaps blocks issued for each model. Though there are insufficient data points for the early machines to be more specific.

    Starting in 1949, with the M100A through 1952, to the M100C, each Model appeared to have its own serial number range, starting with 00001.

    However, starting in 1953 there did not appear to have any rhyme or reason to the serial numbers for a given model... this was made doubly difficult by the limited number of data points I had. However, one day, while reading "Jukebox Saturday Night" I came across an article which indicated that in the 1950's Seeburg was sued for Antitrust for controlling territories by using serial numbers. Looking back at the serial numbers I had, I found what I thought was the "code", the most obvious Seeburg Production Chartbeing the serial number "pattern" of 71xxx, on the 1953 HF100G, a similar pattern was seen on the 1954 HF100R (61xxx). With that, I assumed that multiple ranges existed, with each range indicating a distributor code.

    With my eye on the lookout for multiple ranges, the data finally has taken form. I have still had to make some assumptions particularly since that many of the late 50's jukeboxes shared the same serial numbering system, e.g. 161/201. With the shortage of data on early models, and the complexity of the ranges for 50's, 60's models, estimating Seeburg production will continue to require lots of data, and work ... but I think it is getting close.

    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:

    Seeburg Jukebox Serial #'s & Production 1933 - 1948

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    Serial Number

     

    Model Year(s) Name # of Pts Min Max Known Prod. Est Prod
    Pre-1937 Jukes 1933-36 Symphonola (A-F) , Selectophone, Etc 22 49 19,565 19,455 20,000
    1937 Jukes 1937 BX / H / J / K / Q / XF /Royale/Rex 9 20,568 30,441 9,874 11,000
    1938 Jukes 1938 Gem/Regal/Crown/Concert Grand 9 32,229 42,445 10,217 12,000
    1939 Jukes 1939 Casino / Mayfair / Classic / Vogue / Plaza 30 44,050 73,043 28,994 30,000
    1940 Jukes 1940 Envoy / Colonel / Major / Cadet / Concert Master / Commander 13 74,025 85,213 11,189 12,000
    7800 1941 Symphonola Standard   No Data Available
    8800 1941 Hi-Tone Super 7 86,429 90,814 4,386 4,600
    2 93,240 94,122 883 1,500
    2 100,891 102,066 1,176 1,700
    11   6,445 7,800
    9800 1941 Hi-Tone Deluxe 1 86,365 86,365 1 400
    1 91,750 91,750 1 800
    2 99,803 100,169 367 1,500
    4   369 2,700
    8200 1942 Hi-Tone 1 107,291 107,291 1 800
    2 109,357 110,855 1,499 1,900
    3   1,500 2,700
    9200 1942 Hi-Tone   No Data Available
    146 1946 Trashcan Etc (Including Hideaway Model) 1 95,146 95,146 1 250
    3 108,672 108,896 225 950
    27 111,119 125,726 14,608 15,000
    19 126,406 134,788 8,071 8,800
    2 146,726 146,891 166 700
    52   23,071 25,400
    147 1947 Trashcan Etc (Including Hideaway Model) 1 125,771 125,771 1 600
    29 135,478 145,880 10,403 11,500
    1 146,178 146,178 1 150
    20 147,132 155,208 8,077 9,100
    5 155,818 156,639 822 1,200
    1 159,411 159,411 1 150
    57   19,305 22,950
    148 1948 Trashcan Etc (Including Hideaway Model) 1 146,013 146,013 1 50
    1 155,550 155,550 1 500
    5 157,500 159,168 1,669 2,200
    59 159,677 171,430 11,754 11,900
    66   13,425 14,650

    Seeburg Jukebox Serial #'s & Production 1949 - 1957

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      Serial Number

     

    Model Year(s) Name # of Pts Min Max Known Prod. Est Prod
    M100A 1949 N/A 74 655 28,711 28,057 28,800
    M100B 1950/51 N/A 137 691 26,983 26,293 27,100
    M100C 1952 N/A 196 1,005 38,118 37,114 38,200
    100W 1953 N/A 1 24,114 24,114 1 125
    1 102,131 102,131 1 150
    3 141,128 141,893 766 900
    1 172,985 172,985 1 1,000
    14 241,083 243,715 2,633 2,750
    2 441,036 441,064 29 75
    1 541,557 541,557 1 575
    20     3,432 5,575
    HF100-G 1953 N/A 8 171,010 172,983 1,974 2,000
    30 271,046 274,920 3,875 4,000
    4 371,176 371,736 561 750
    17 571,126 573,950 2,825 3,000
    23 671,115 673,409 2,295 2,450
    10 871,245 871,945 701 1,000
    2 971,146 971,369 224 400
    5 1,071,112 1,071,975 864 1,000
    9 1,271,172 1,272,200 1,029 1,250
    108     14,348 15,850
    HF100-R 1954 Bandshell 2 146,161 146,483 323 500
    8 161,021 161,988 968 1,000
    18 261,070 262,949 1,880 2,000
    5 361,044 361,973 930 975
    28 461,001 463,785 2,785 2,800
    20 661,284 663,344 2,061 2,350
    7 861,392 861,959 568 975
    2 961,089 961,332 244 350
    12 1,061,006 1,061,864 859 875
    19 1,261,012 1,262,988 1,977 2,000
    55 1,361,028 1,366,999 5,972 6,000
    5 1,461,024 1,461,904 881 925
    12 1,661,068 1,662,610 1,543 1,625
    30 1,761,050 1,765,120 4,071 4,125
    2 1,861,168 1,861,341 174 350
    225   25,236 26,850
    100J/JL 1955-57 None 11 161,211 161,849 639 900
    34 261,033 262,790 1,758 1,800
    4 361,104 361,474 371 500
    9 461,139 462,181 1,043 1,200
    58   3,811 4,400
    V/VL200 1955-57 None 3 24,067 25,586 1,520 1,600
    52 100,739 106,856 6,118 5,900
    31 110,129 115,630 5,502 5,650
    22 120,204 124,732 4,529 4,750
    6 134,383 135,839 1,457 1,850
    7 141,405 144,432 3,028 3,450
    1 192,324 192,324 1 1,350
    122   22,155 24,550
    KS/KD
    200
    1957 None 29 201,039 205,632 4,594 4,650
    8 208,011 209,882 1,872 1,900
    12 221,092 223,346 2,255 2,375
    2 261,561 263,940 2,380 2,975
    51   11,101 11,900
    L100/101 1957 None 7 1,568 2,426 859 1,450
    21 201,149 209,019 7,871 8,050
    28   8,730 9,500

    Seeburg Jukebox Serial #'s & Production 1958 - 1968

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    Serial Number

     

    Model Year(s) Name # of Pts Min Max Known Prod. Est Prod
    161/201 1958 None 18 1,055 2,932 1,850 1,975
    32 6,014 7,990 1,977 2,000
    29 10,586 13,985 3,400 4,000
    1 25,161 25,161 1 200
    80   7,256 8,175
    220/222 1958-59 None 24 101,468 102,945 1,478 1,975
    36 106,025 107,986 1,962 2,000
    37 110,015 113,454 3,440 3,475
    28 115,210 119,898 4,689 4,900
    9 125,011 125,586 576 600
    134   12,145 12,950
    AQ100/
    160
    1960 None 42 100,348 104,236 3,889 4,350
    7 106,174 107,499 1,326 1,525
    4 110,318 111,327 1,010 1,350
    5 115,968 116,637 670 1,650
    58 6,895 8,875
    AY100/
    160
    1961 None 9 100,343 101,880 1,538 1,900
    1 130,039 130,039 1 50
    22 160,002 168,638 8,637 8,650
    6 200,020 200,815 796 850
    17 240,045 244,003 3,959 4,025
    55   14,931 15,475
    DS100/
    160
    1962 None 9 310,183 311,822 1,640 1,850
    35 350,273 359,304 9,032 9,350
    5 362,278 363,003 726 1,025
    49   11,398 12,225
    LPC-1 1963-64 None 87 110,420 131,323 20,904 21,350
    LPC-480 1964-65 None 57 160,532 174,828 14,297 14,850
    PFEAIU/
    APFEAI
    1965-66 Electra/Fleetwood 21 200,218 204,451 4,234 4,475
    6 208,938 211,943 3,006 3,975
    27   7,240 8,450
    U-100 1965-66 Mustang 4 100,320 101,149 830 1,175
    2 150,588 151,487 900 1,500
    1 170,033 170,033 1 50
    7   1,731 2,725
    SS-160 1966-67 Stereo Showcase 63 250,022 265,159 15,159 15,200
    LS1-160 1967-68 Spectra 1 200,726 200,726 1 750
    40 1,078,222 1,089,670 11,449 11,700
    41   11,450 12,450
    S-100 1967-68 Jet 1 201,354 201,354 354 400
    LS2-160 1968-69 Gem 1 1,113,513 1,113,513 1 525
    43 1,133,421 1,138,818 5,398 5,825
    4 1,140,706 1,142,878 2,173 2,900
    1 1,154,096 1,154,096 1 125
    1 1,261,851 1,261,851 1 975
    50   7,574 10,350

    Seeburg Jukebox Serial #'s & Production 1969 - 1986

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    Model Year(s) Name # of Pts Min Max Known Prod. Est Prod
      1969-70 Apollo 30 1,223,601 1,231,136 7,536 8,150
    1 1,664,601 1,664,601 1 625
    31   7,537 8,775
    SE-100 1969-70 Golden Jet 4 1,258,542 1,259,998 1,457 2,025
    1 1,304,249 1,304,249 1 275
    5   1,458 2,300
    USC-1 1970-71 Musical Bandshell 1 1,200,505 1,200,505 1 525
    1 1,230,319 1,230,319 1 325
    57 1,266,394 1,279,389 12,996 13,400
    7 1,315,053 1,319,767 4,715 4,775
    66   17,713 19,025
    USC-2 1971-72 Firestar Bandshell 1 1,319,790 1,319,790 1 800
    7 1,331,214 1,334,359 3,146 3,375
    4 1,343,047 1,344,819 1,773 1,850
    16 1,347,898 1,350,494 2,597 3,525
    28   7,517 9,550
    SPS160 1972-73 Olympian 160 22 1,381,867 1,391,056 9,190 10,075
    2 1,439,378 1,439,669 292 350
    23   9,482 10,425
    SPS2 1972-73 Matador 25 1,450,639 1,458,897 8,259 8,925
    1 1,462,018 1,462,018 1 50
    26   8,260 8,975
    FC1 1973-74 Regency 4 1,415,017 1,418,232 3,216 3,250
    SL-100 1973-74 Carnival   No Data Available
    SQS160 1974-75 Quad First Edition 3 1,510,619 1,511,126 508 1,150
    STD-160 1974-75 Vogue II 1 1,510,609 1,510,609 1 625
    21 1,559,913 1,564,226 4,314 4,250
    1 1,629,974 1,629,974 1 1,000
    2 2,560,971 2,562,389 1,419 2,400
    25   5,735 8,275
    STD-2/
    ESTD-2
    1975-76 Entertainer 16 1,590,510 1,600,358 9,849 10,375
    1 1,602,624 1,602,624 1 650
    17   9,850 11,025
    SB100/
    ESB100
    1975-76 MagnaStar  1 1,539,315 1,539,315 1 300
     100-77D  1976-77

     Topaz
     

     No Data Available
    STD-3/
    ESTD-3
    1976-77 Sunstar 1 1,551,617 1,551,617 1 625
    3 1,591,213 1,591,522 310 550
    23 1,626,228 1,632,051 5,824 6,075
    1 636,830 636,830 1 850
    28   6,136 8,100
    FC2 1976-78 Hutch 3 1,662,752 1,662,887 136 900
    STD-4/
    ESTD-4
    1977-78 Mardi Gras 8 1,670,709 1,674,030 3,322 4,050
    4 1,687,153 1,691,182 4,030 4,200
    1 681,641 681,641 1 650
    13   7,353 8,900
    100-78D 1977-79 Celestia   No Data Available
    SMC1 1978-79 Seeburg Disco 160 7 1,692,587 1,695,128 2,542 3,150
    17 1,707,724 1,714,598 6,875 7,625
    23   9,417 10,775
    100-79M 1979-80 Celestia   No Data Available
    SMC2 1979-81 Phoenix 4 000P247 74,606   1,000
    VMC1 1982 Video Music Center 6 12 338 327 400
    SMC3 1984-86 Prelude 1 184,556 184,556 1 600

    Seeburg Wallbox Serial #'s & Production 1940 - 1986

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    Serial Number

     

    Model Year(s) Name # of Pts Min Max Known Prod. Est Prod
    "Z" Series 1940-42 Includes DS16-1Z ,DS-20-1Z, DS-24-5Z, MS-1Z, PB-2Z, S-16-1Z, , S-20-1Z, S-24-1Z, WB-1Z, WC-1Z, WS-1Z, WS-2Z 32 1,037 73,818 72,782 73,900
    "L-56" Series 1946-48 Includes 3W2-L56, 3W5-L56, 3W7-L56, W1-L56, W4-L56, W6-L56 66 1,175 77,218 76,044 77,500
    "3W1" Series 1949-58 3W-1 or 3W-1D 306 3,414 220,820 217,407 221,000
    "3W160" Series 1952-62 3-W W-O-M 1-2-3 100-160 13 1,453 5,914 4,462 5,950
    9 160,181 164,980 4,800 5,000
    22   9,262 10,950
    "3WA" Series 1955-56 Includes D-3WA, HD-3WA, S-3WA, V-3WA, V-3WA-D, V-3WA-N, 104 1,080 64,235 63,156 64,500
    "3WU" Series 1958-61 Includes D-3WU, HD-3WU 5 2,787 24,573 21,787 21,900
    "SC" Series 1962-65 Stereo Consolette: SC-1 22 31,303 160,232 Need More Data to Estimate
    "SCH" Series 1966-68 Stereo Consolette: SCH-1 4 1,017,211 1,034,338
    "DEC" 1-2 1969-72 Digital Consolette DEC-1, DEC-2 17 1,212,545 1,301,066
    "DEC" 3-4 1973-81 Digital Consolette DEC-3, DEC-4 10 1,403,117 1,490,528

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