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Buckley Music System, Inc. album

Accession 2016.301

Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department, Hagley Museum and Library


PO Box 3630
Wilmington, Delaware, 19807
302-658-2400
askhagley@hagley.org

Finding aid prepared by Laurie Sather, 2016.,

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Cite items for this collection in the following format:
[Description and dates], Box/folder number, Buckley Music System, Inc. album (Accession 2016.301), Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE 19807

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Descriptive Summary

Title: Buckley Music System, Inc. album
Dates: circa 1940-1941
Accession Number: 2016.301
Creator: Buckley Music System Inc.
Extent: 0.25 linear feet
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.
Language of Material: English
Repository: Hagley Museum and Library: Audiovisual Collections and Digital Initiatives Department
Abstract: 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.
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Historical Note

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.

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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.

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Access Points

Bars (Drinking establishments)
Bowling alleys
Interior decoration.
Jordan Antiquarian Books.
Jukeboxes
Restaurants
Sales promotion.
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Series Descriptions and Inventory

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1 1 Buckley salesman with prospective clients, circa 1941 [In eastern branch office, Brooklyn, New York.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 2 Employee group portrait, circa 1940 [Surrounded by jukebox system equipment.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 3 Man holding a wallbox sitting on a mountain of rolls of nickels, circa 1940; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 4 Buckley Music System speaker cabinet, circa 1940; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 5 Tommy Thomas, circa 1940 [Chicago, Illinois.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 6 Circle Bar, circa 1940 [Fort Wayne, Indiana.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 7 Rose of the Rancho, circa 1940 [Dallas, Texas. 20 box installation.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 8 The Flame, circa 1940 [Madison, Wisconsin.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 9 Godellas Bros., circa 1940 [Chicago, Illinois.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 10 Wolverine Entertainer's Inc., circa 1940 [Pontiac, Michigan.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 11 Moccio's Bar and Grill, circa 1940 [Bronx, New York.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 12 McLaughlin's Bar, circa 1940 [Detroit, Michigan.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 13 Stub Wilson's Ambassador Club, circa 1940 [Sheboygan, Wisconsin.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 14 Uphoff's, circa 1940 [Madison, Wisconsin.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 15 Malt House Cafe, circa 1940 [Richmond, California. 10 box installation.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 16 Petros Cafe, circa 1940 [Toledo, Ohio. 16 box installation.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 17 Sam's Barbecue, circa 1940 [Evansville, Indiana.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 18 Guttormsen's, circa 1940 [Kenosha, Wisconsin.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 19 Windsor Diner, circa 1940 [Queens, New York.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 20 The Camels, circa 1940 [Madison, Wisconsin.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 21 Island Cove, circa 1940 [Chicago, Illinois.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 22 Mike De Pike Cocktail Bar, circa 1940 [Detroit, Michigan.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 23 Bowling Alley, circa 1940 [Kenosha, Wisconsin.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in.
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1 24 Oak Grove, circa 1940 [Dallas, Texas. 32 box installation.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 25 Unidentified bowling alley, circa 1940 [Possibly Kenosha, Wisconsin.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 26 Rushmeier's, circa 1940 [Evansville, Indiana. 20 box installation.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 27 Sammy's, circa 1940 [Dallas, Texas. 12 box installation.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 28 Pine Log Tavern, circa 1940 [Lincolnwood, Illinois.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 29 Laurelton, circa 1940 [Long Island, New York.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 30 Brennan & Connors, circa 1940 [Meeting place of Racine sportsmen.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 31 Al Smith's Dining Room, circa 1940 [St. Louis, Missouri.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.
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1 32 Tarman's Entertainment Bar, circa 1940 [Milwaukee, Wisconsin.] ; 1 photographic print : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. on linen backing.