The “Bimbo Box”
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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