Very recently, a Seeburg 3W1 wall box was connected to a Rock-Ola 1754 stepper and installed in the Rock-Ola Princess 1493. By pleasant surprise, the title strip numbering on the 3W1 corresponds with the 1493 jukebox. A1 on the wall box will play A1 in the juke and A2 on the wall box will play B1 in the juke. A3 and A4 on the wall box will play C1 and D1 on the juke. Although the numbers and letters don't match, the wall box is easily set up to play the correct title on the juke.
Vintage Rock-Ola Wall Box
Through much research, it has been determined that any 100 select wall box will function with a 100 select jukebox. I am currently using a Seeburg 3W1 wall box with my Princess 1493. A Rock-Ola 100 select wall box was recently obtained and will be in service soon.
WIRING THE 3W1 TO THE STEPPER Connecting the stepper is easy. After removing the 3W1 cover, you will see a terminal strip on the left. As seen in the pictures below, the terminals have been numbered for easy connection. Notice, there are only three wires. Loop lock-out needs not be connected. It is intended to prevent selections from being made at the same time when multiple wall boxes are in line. New 4 pin Jones plugs are easily obtained.
If you have a Seeburg 3W1 wallbox and need the service manual, here it is for the taking. Downdoad and print your own copy. Lamps for the 3W1 are #51 and #55. They can be purchased very inexpensively from Antique Electronic Supply. See our Friendly Links page.
This is the newly obtained Rock-Ola Model 1564 wall box from 1962. Money and desire will determine the extent of the restoration project. Currently, clean-up and making sure it works, is the priority. This wall box arrived with no keys, so the first project was to have keys made. This is somewhat expensive, but any good key shop can do it. When the box was finally opened, surprisingly, everything was there. No parts were missing. Although the chrome is no longer like new, having this redone is the most expensive part of the project. See the pictures below. The panel lamps used in this box are #47.
One button makes the selection. Under the right title card panel, there are four white switches. As the pages are turned, a white button is depressed, telling the stepper which selection to make.
Locating the matching Rock-Ola wall box mount has not happened yet, so the next best choice is the Seeburg 3W1 mount. It serves the same purpose, but looks different than the original. Screw holew did not match, so that meant drilling new holes. Pink? That's the theme of the wall box, so matching the mount color makes sense.