The Juke-Boxes
Ditchburn Background Music Systems (BMS)
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In addition to Jukeboxes, Ditchburn set up a division to provide background music systems to Pubs, Clubs, Restaurants, Shops, and other commercial premises. We currently have three different Models that were manufactured at Dock Road in the Ditchburn collection here at the Ditchburn Project. The three models that we currently have in our collection are ….
The Symphonette (Waiting for Restoration)
The Symphonaire 70 (Restored)
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The Ditchburn DUET 70
(Waiting for Restoration)
The Duet was a Hybrid Machine that worked in conjunction with premises that also had a Jukebox The Machine provided Background Music from the tape but if someone put a coin in the Jukebox and played a song the background music would pause until the record on the Jukebox had finished playing.
Other models of BMS machines were produced by Ditchburn in the 60s and 70s. Below is a range of other machines that Ditchburn manufactured and also some advertising literature promoting the background music systems.
Below is a YouTube Video showing the Symphonaire 70 in action. Click on the image below to view.