Electronics

  • The use and operation of the cardboard VR glasses

    The cardboard VR glasses are a tool to display a virtual 3D environment. You must use this gadget in combination with a smartphone. Apps have been developed for this that can display images in stereo so that 3D images can be produced. Creating 3D images works with the same principle as a particular invention from the 19th century. ...
  • Tips for choosing a laptop for school or study

    Students can no longer do without a laptop, a computer or a tablet. Whether they are in high school or continue their studies, young people will often need their laptop to make papers or perform research. A laptop is useful for creating large texts and papers, while a tablet is also easy to take notes during class. ...
  • Important inventions in the Industrial Revolution

    During the Industrial Revolution a lot of new things were invented, without the Industrial Revolution, for example, there was no clean toilet or electricity. The most important inventions during the Industrial Revolution are: steam engine, spinning Jenny and the light bulb. Steam engine In about 1770, James Watt improved the old steam engine. ...
  • The AMI Continental; design, origin, buying tips and prices

    In the silver age of the jukebox, in which the use of chrome, visible play mechanisms and style elements from the car world determined the design of many a jukebox, a jukebox emerged towards the end of this period that has no equal in design. The AMI Continental did not break with the existing design rules, but bent them in such a way that a jukebox design was created that would stand the test of time. ...
  • The Chantal Meteor

    The Chantal Meteor is one of the most extraordinary jukeboxes from the late 1950s and early 1960s. This jukebox is not only special because of the beautiful futuristic appearance, but also because of the simple mechanics that were used. Unfortunately, there are not many Chantal Meteors left, which has a clear influence on the price that is currently deposited with the purchase of a Meteor. ...
  • The history of AMI

    One of the four largest jukebox brands from the 1950s is AMI. Although AMI today may have the worst image of all four due to a lesser reliability than the other brands, it is certainly an interesting brand in terms of design. Over time, the company has always been inspired by the design of American culture for the design of the cabinets. ...
  • The Filben Maestro

    The Filben Maestro is one of the most wanted 78 speed jukeboxes. Although the brand itself hardly sold any jukeboxes, it is precisely this rarity that trumps today's success. The design of the jukebox is by Raymond Loewy, who himself can be called one of the greatest industrial designers of the 20th century. ...
  • The history of the CD

    The CD, everyone has one at home. They have been incredibly popular for a while and have now made way for the music download era. The CDs have led to major developments in technology. Who actually invented the CD and how did history go afterwards? ...
  • Biel-Bienne and the emergence of the famous watch brands

    Ever heard of the Swiss town of Biel-Bienne? We all know Lake Neuchâtel, but does the neighboring Bielersee sound familiar to you? Biel is in fact the heart of the Swiss watch industry. Famous brands such as Rolex, Omega and Certina all originated there. The Swatch group also has its nerve center. ...
  • The most expensive and most wanted 45-speed jukeboxes

    Although the most expensive jukeboxes are generally the older 78-speed jukeboxes from the golden age, the later 45-speed models from the silver age are no less appreciated; however, they are generally easier to find. This list of the most expensive 45-speed jukeboxes has been compiled from sales information from various sources. ...
  • The history of NSM

    Despite the fame of the 4 major American jukebox brands (Wurlitzer, AMI, Rock-Ola and Seeburg), there have been countless other jukebox brands, such as in America and abroad. Although many of these brands were only small and short lived, NSM is an exception. ...
  • The history of Seeburg

    Although Wurlitzer is the best-known jukebox brand, Seeburg started producing jukeboxes earlier and they were the market leader in the 1950s. The brand was best known for its good quality, but they were also a step ahead of the other brands in technical terms. The first 45 rpm machine was from Seeburg, the first machine with 100 selections and the first jukebox with 200 selections. ...
  • The history of pinball machines

    Although pinball machines used to be seen a lot in cafes and game rooms, nowadays this is becoming less and less. New pinball machines are expensive and yield relatively little compared to the more popular photoplay machines or video games. Yet there are still many collectors active who collect both the old and new pinball machines, and for some models they pay a lot of money for it. The beginning The first pinball machines were created in France in the 18th century. ...
  • The Seeburg M100A and M100B; history, buying tips and prices

    Although the current prices do not suggest in terms of valuation, the Seeburg M100A was an absolute top model at the presentation in 1948; where the competition still produced jukeboxes with 24 or 48 selections, Seeburg came up with a model that more than doubled the number of 78-speed selections to 100. Seeburg The company Seeburg was founded in 1907 as "J. ...
  • The history of Rock-Ola

    In addition to Wurlitzer, Seeburg and Ami, the fourth major jukebox manufacturer was Rock-ola. Although the name suggests that Rock-Ola refers to Rock 'n Roll, this is actually the name of the founder, David Cullen Rockola. However, some claim that Rock 'n Roll is also named after the Rock-Ola jukeboxes, but unfortunately there is no evidence for this. ...
  • The history of Tonomat

    Although it is one of the lesser known jukebox brands and the company has certainly not existed for a long time, there are still quite a few Tonomat jukeboxes to be found at various fairs. Although this German brand is more sought after by our Eastern neighbors than with us, there are also some restored specimens to be found here: the quality, however, cannot match that of the major American brands of this time. ...
  • The history of Wurlitzer

    Due to a number of beautiful cupboards, some of which are still being built in replica form, the name Wurlitzer has become synonymous to jukeboxes for many. It should therefore come as no surprise that the most sold jukebox of all time is also a Wurlitzer. This article discusses the history of the company. ...
  • Sound carriers: the compact disc

    The compact disc is an invention of the Dutch company Philips. It has been further developed from the Laser Vision Disc devised by MCA and Philips. For the marketing of the product, Philips worked with the Japanese company Sony, making the compact disc the world standard for digital sound carriers. ...
  • The Wurlitzer 1015 jukebox; origin, design and the OMT

    As one of the best-selling jukeboxes ever, the Wurlitzer 1015 is for many the synonym of jukebox. Born from a new positive view of the world in 1946, just after the end of the Second World War, this appealing design would be used well into the 1950s to provide the various diners and dance halls with atmosphere. ...
  • Sound carriers: the gramophone record

    When Thomas Alva Edison was the first to record and play sound in 1877, the history of the sound carrier began. In more than a century, the evolution went from gramophone record, via magnetic tape and CD to online streaming. However, the gramophone record has never completely disappeared from the stage. From 2010 the popularity even increases again. ...