The Juke-Boxes
1957. The Ditchburn Music Maker T200
Photo Ref: DB081
Tony Holmes wrote to me recently to tell me a rather sad story regarding a jukebox that he supplied many years ago to the Beatles story in Liverpool. he says…. About 20 years ago I supplied this machine to the Beatles Story exhibition at the Albert Dock Liverpool when it was being constructed. I visited the event about a year later and they were using it in a cafe setting with music playing through the speakers. This week I went there again and it’s still in the complex but sadly it just stands against the wall and it’s not connected or lit and it’s vandalised and missing the telephone dial” . really sad, but overall the machine is restore- able, maybe someone should contact them to either offer a restoration or buy it to restore, its a shame that a small slice of jukebox history is being left abandoned ( see photo right )  
Photo Ref: DB213 The Beatles Jukebox Courtesy of Tony Holmes
A Ditchburn 200 features in the entertaining YouTube Video from 1959 below (click to play)
Video courtesy and copyright of British Pathe
Photo Ref: DB284 Courtesy of Christine Sands
Ditchburn Equipment Ltd, Dock Rd Lytham, Lancashire, UK
Model Number
Ditchburn Telematic 100 Imported Machine from Tonomat Germany, Re-badged with Ditchburn branding
Years of Manufacture
1957 rpm
Quantity Manufactured
78 / 45 rpm
45 rpm
220v - 240v AC
Amplifier Type
Klein & Hummel T-32: (valves) 4x EL 84, 2x ECC 81 or Klein & Hummel T-33: (valves) 4x EL 84, 2x ECC 81, 1x EZ 81
Mono / Stereo
Size H x W x D
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