This sensational Special Edition Coca Cola Bubbler by Rock-Ola is really something quite special. They hardly ever come onto the market and this particular example is in mint condition, featuring no less than four different woods in the cabinet alone. This jukebox was fully refurbished at Rock-Ola in California and underwent a full nut and bolt factory rebuild.
The top crown, shoulders and pilasters are finished in walnut and alder whereas the front door is crafted from a combination of satinwood and burled elm. This jukebox represents a unique marriage between two of America’s most iconic brands - the last remaining jukebox manufacturer in the USA and perhaps the best known soft drink of all time.
Originally intended as a medicine, Coke was was invented in the late 19th century and was bought out by businessman Asa Griggs Candler, whose marketing tactics led Coca-Cola to its dominance of the world soft-drink market throughout the 20th century. The drink's name refers to two of its original ingredients, which were kola nuts (a source of caffeine) and coca leaves. The current formula remains a closely guarded trade secret.
With a capacity of 100 CD’s, the machine itself has undergone a thorough refurbishment at our workshops and of course comes with our usual One year parts and labour warranty.
Once warmed up she is quite a sight to behold, because on the Coca Cola edition the trademark multicoloured bubbling pillars are complemented by additional coloured glass panels either side of the main speaker. The coke bottles and palm trees in these sections emit a gorgeous colour shifting glow as the motorised cylinders within slowly revolve.
The Bubbler’s sophisticated 5 internal speakers employ a Dual 3-Way system for ‘Live Performance Reproduction’, creating a sound quality so perfect that you can close your eyes and swear your favourite musicians were playing the music right there in the room with you. The authentic disc loader is modelled closely after the older designs used to play the 45rpm vinyl records in 1950s America, and the 100 Capacity magazine let you to fill the Bubbler CD-8 to the brim with albums of your choice; allowing you to enjoy your favourite artists in perfect quality, from the comfort of your home. It is also possible to link the Bubbler to an existing in-house Integrated Music System, such as Sonos.
Allow us to explain how and why we go to such extreme lengths when repairing and restoring vintage games.
Over the years we are fortunate enough to have gathered together a select few individuals whose enthusiasm for jukeboxes, pinball machines and vintage arcade games ensures that they are never less than 100% committed to the task in hand. They quite simply love breathing new life into old circuitry and want to see as many of these classic pieces preserved for future generations as possible.
Not for them the perfunctory checklists and proverbial ‘tyre kicking’ which pass for an inspection at other dealers but instead an unflinching determination to get to grips with the detail. This usually begins with a thorough strip down of the machine and a forensic examination of the internal workings. They’ll be aware of the particular quirks and foibles of any given piece and instead of just replacing failed parts they’ll always go the extra mile, swapping out components which are likely to fail in the near future.
An obvious comparison would be between a classic car which remains on show in a garage and one that you can actually enjoy driving.
Rare though many of these machines are, rarer still are the examples which have been properly restored or can truthfully be said to be in full working order. It goes without saying that when unrestored machines come up for sale online or at auction, they’ll often be priced rather lower than the machines sold by The Games Room Company, and the point we wish to get across above all others is that there’s a reason for this.
In this business The Games Room Company’s reputation is second to none, and as it’s been hard won over the years it’s something we never take for granted. Every machine that goes off to a customer, be they corporate or private, is a potential advertisement for the business and if we didn’t do our job properly then we wouldn’t have the high number of loyal, returning customers that we do.
We’re justly proud of our One Year Parts and Labour Warranty, which extends to on-site visits so if your machine does require some attention, you won’t necessarily have to endure the pain of separation.
We’ve always recognised that with specialised products such as these the after sales service is just as important as the initial sale. It takes a long time to build a reputation and over the years our commitment has won us not just the loyalty of our clients but also the trust of the last remaining American Jukebox manufacturer, Rockola, who in 2014 appointed us as their Exclusive British dealer.
Music itself is an important part of our business, as reflected by our treasured CD library, so we are able to help you source and create the perfect digital playlists – so if you’re a bit stuck for choice, we are only too happy to help!
The Games Room Company is the official UK distributor for Rock-Ola jukeboxes (one of the most recognised brands in the world), and we’re now the largest retailer of them in the country. Originally founded by Reginald Waldersmith, our company has been selling jukeboxes since 1962, so we 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.