Buckley Music System, Inc. albumCreation: circa 1940-1941
Buckley Music System, Inc. was a manufacturer and distributor of jukebox music systems for businesses. This album is a salesman sample catalogue marketing the Buckley jukebox system for restaurants, bars, and clubs. The album consists of thirty-two photographs showing the interiors establishments who have implemented the system.
- Creation: circa 1940-1941
- Buckley Music System Inc (Organization)
0.25 Linear Feet
General Physical Description
1 album : black leather ; 9 x 11 in. (closed). Containing 32 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing. This album has been disbound for preservation purposes. Album covers have been retained.
Buckley Music System, Inc. was a manufacturer and distributor of jukebox music systems for businesses. The company operations were active from 1939 through 1950 (exact incorporation and cessation dates unknown). Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Buckley had several distributors in various regions around the United States. The jukebox stations were tied into a central system, including jukes, a full line of auxiliary wall and or bar boxes, and speakers.
Scope and Content
This album is a salesman sample catalogue marketing the Buckley jukebox system for restaurants, bars, and clubs. This album opens with three photographs of company employees: the sales force team selling systems to prospective clients, a portrait showing staff surrounded by a large central jukebox, wall stations, and speakers, and there is an image a man holding a wallbox seated on a mountain of rolls of nickels. A majority of the photographs provide an interior view of empty or near-empty establishments who have implemented the system. These photographs feature architectural and interior design details, as well as advertising and point of sale displays for businesses from all across the United States. The photographs have been kept in their original order.
Existence and Location of Copies
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Finding Aid & Administrative Information
- Buckley Music System, Inc. album
- Laurie Sather, 2016.
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