The striking Seeburg HF100 R came out in 1954 and like its slightly earlier sister machine, the HF100G, it can be seen as the end of an era for this highly regarded jukebox manufacturer. Their V-200 was introduced shortly afterwards and the new machine featured a radical overhaul of the internal workings.
One thing which didn’t change was Seeburg’s trademark record storage system, which not only held the disks in a vertical row but also played them in the same orientation. (The vast majority of jukeboxes would of course deposit the record on a more conventional horizontal turntable) The HF100R plays up to 50 vinyl ’45s and if you need help sourcing particular tracks we can take care of that for you too.
The HF100R has gorgeous Art Deco detailing and with her recently re-chromed panels she's a real beauty, echoing the car styling of the 1950's but with a subtle nod to the space age too. Many of these classic jukeboxes had starring roles in period movies and TV series, and whilst the HF100G was used extensively in the 'Happy Days' diner, where it was routinely coaxed into life by the Fonz, its stablemate saw action in several 'Goodfellas' scenes. Like all our vintage jukeboxes, the HF100R comes with a One Year On Site Parts and Labour Warranty. It has undergone extensive restoration and is in near-immaculate condition
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 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.