Small diners are great. They’re full of atmosphere, good food and if you’re lucky, a jukebox. The coffee shop across from my high school had one and I still remember the songs it used to play. I bet most people have a favorite memory of some place that had a juke box. Do you?

Back in 1953, my grand-parents opened a small restaurant in Orange, VA. My mother, still in high school, was a waitress there. It’s during that era she met a young guy back from the Army. And all during this time you could hear the top tunes of the day playing in the background off of this Wurlitzer jukebox. It left the family for many years, but they were able to track it down, bring it home and have it restored.

Care to guess what model it is?

Photo by Tim Stanley Photography.