They say the best things come in small packages and this little gem is no exception.
Like the 100 which preceded it, the splendidly named Seeburg 200 Wall-O-Matic V-3WA would originally have been connected to a full-sized Seeburg jukebox, allowing 1950’s diner customers to make their music selections without having to get up. However, by employing the very latest technology in an ingenious retro-fit, our technicians have been able to give the Wall-O-Matic an exciting new twist. Now that we've worked our magic on this completely original machine and hard wired it to an MP3 player which is discreetly hidden in a lockable metal box, this opens up a world of possibilities.
You still select from up to 200 tracks in the time honoured way using the classic, Bakelite push buttons but then your selection is transmitted by audio cable to a nearby Mp3 player and amplifier. From there the sound is sent to a pair of speakers, completing a journey which started around the mid fifties and ends in 2019!
Some Wall-O-Matic models had a painted finish but the really collectable ones had a polished chrome casing and this fully restored model is one of a handful currently undergoing conversion at our workshops. This really is a unique and very special marriage of old and new - a peerless example of 1950's Americana blended with cutting edge 21st Century technology all wrapped up in a gorgeous package that will appreciate for years to come.
If you already own a 1950's jukebox and you merely wish to use the Wall-O-Matic as a remote selector without the Bluetooth functionality and extras, this too can be arranged and the price will be reduced accordingly.
Starting out as a family owned business in Gothenburg, Sweden, Seeburg is one of the world’s the best known jukebox manufacturers. When founder Justus P. Sjoberg relocated to the USA he Americanised his surname and the rest, as they say, is history. His heart must have swelled with pride when a Seeburg jukebox featured in the title sequence of the classic TV series, ‘Happy Days’.
Even The Fonz would have been impressed!
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.
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