Bimbo Box

Bimbo Box
Photo by David Gallagher

This jukebox was made in West Germany by Uta Elektroakustik in 1958. It was built to mimic the famed "Herb Alpert and his Tijuana Brass". It plays a recording of "Tijuana Taxi" while all the monkeys play along with their instruments. The monkeys are very detailed figures that are actually custom built into their mountings which connect to a complex system of armatures and cams to create their entertaining movements. A phenomenal amount of engineering went into this rare animated wonder.


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Now available, music from our collection of antique player pianos, orchestrons, and music boxes. All recorded live at Musee Mecanique!

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