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Ever wonder how we made all these crazy machines do all their crazy machine things before computers came along? Wonder no more as we explore the inner workings of a Wurlitzer 3400 series jukebox from 1970!

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  1. Those of you with eagle eyes will have noticed that the transfer switch is a double-pole switch. This added to the messiness of the "red button" analogy so… I ignored that bit of nuance! Yeah. Pretend it's a red button just like in the demo. But that gets pressed when it's let go. Easy, right?

    Seriously, I can't say I'm happy with how I explained that. So here's a (perhaps) better after-the-fact clarification;

    The Wurlamatic (main cam) really has two red buttons and two green buttons. The side 1/2 relays are the first green button. The transfer switch is the first red button. When the machine is at rest, the red button is still being held in and the side 1/2 relays need to get around that to start it moving. Once that happens then the red button is "let go".

    The play switch is the second red button which stops the program mid-run. Then the trip switch becomes a second green button, which re-starts the program. Finally, when the machine is back to the starting point, the transfer switch is released and therefore the original "red button" is pressed to shut it down.

    Hope that helps!

  2. As a former bowling pinsetter mechanic. Using cams and cam followers is exactly how pinsetters, built before roughly 1990, work. Brunswick Model A (1955-1963) and A-2 (1963-1985) pinsetters have an assembly called a detector. The assembly is 100% mechanical and is effectively the "brains" of the entire machine. Through a series of cam and lever, that pinsetter is able to mechanically determine if you bowled a strike, left pins standing, if a pin slid out of place without falling over (called an out of range) and was able to perform the correct cycle based on the "input" you gave the machine. Though the same cams, the machine knows if it's your first throw, or second throw. The lower the deck assembly to detection height or to lower it all the way to set new pins, when to sweep the rake to clear out pins and a many more functions that bowlers do not get to see. It is really incredible what you can do with just electromechanics.

  3. Hi there, really enjoyed the videos on the 3400. I have a Seeburg LPC1R and a AY160. I’m going to be helping a friend who has a 3400 and I was wondering if you had a copy of the 3400 service manual on PDF that you’d be willing to send me? Feel feee to message me for my email address. Thanks so much! Great information. 🙂

  4. Lmao the best fucking part is when you said "it'll sort of pause it, ironic for a switch named play" and your face 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  5. After watching this, I went in search of how the telephone electro-mechanical switching worked. Turns out it was much simpler to call someone than to play a song on the jukebox.

    I remember as a kid tapping out telephone numbers on the hang up button and thinking how clever I was…

  6. The electromechanic switch is simple. The genius and magic is making tens, hundreds or thousands of them work together, in differing sequences.

  7. Reminds me of Minecraft TBH. Redstone, Redstone Torch, Repeaters, Buttons, switches, etc. You can make some complicated stuff in Minecraft. It basically lets you make electromechanical systems as mentioned in this video. I never made anything fancy (I'm not really good at complicated stuff like some Minecrafters), but it was fun coming up with things like time delayed traps, airlocks, secret passages, and so on.

  8. I'm a year late, but what about a Wurlitzer Electric Piano? Tall order I know, but I'd loved to see how in the world that was done.

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