The AMI II Continental was launched at an exciting time in American history – humanity was discovering space travel, a frontier previously untouched by human civilisation. The Continental celebrated this by exploring an entirely revolutionary design, produced by the Automatic Musical Instrument Company.
The pioneering ‘Sputnik’ design comprises a wrap-around title strip holder hovering serenely above the record changer, which is contained in a parabolic, space-age bubble on the machine’s body. The gentle illumination subtly enhances its golden trim and soft cabinet colours. Its unique construction gives the jukebox a distinctive silhouette, and was intended by AMI to set a ‘new standard of style’.
The Continental features AMI’s wonderful analogue sound system, which produces a genuine vinyl to valve sound, giving it a clear authentic tone. The mechanism introduced as standard on jukeboxes of the time allows 200 selections; both sides of 100 45rpm vinyl records.
The AMI II Continental 200 vinyl jukebox is a charming snapshot of the American ideals of the time – beautifully capturing the hope, anticipation and pride that the space-race era brought for the common man.
Music itself is an important part of our business, as reflected by our treasured vinyl library, so we are able to help you source and create the perfect playlist. We also make all of the title cards in original typewriter font – so if you’re a bit stuck for choice, we are only too happy to help!
The Games Room Company is one of the oldest jukebox dealers in the country. Our founder, Reginald Waldersmith, first learned about jukeboxes in the early 1950s when we were servicing jukeboxes on American Air Force bases. We’ve been selling jukeboxes since 1962, so know a thing or two about our products! Our showroom will gladly assist you on any questions you may have before or after you purchase any Games Room Company equipment.