Italian “Jukebox Magician” Claudio Tosato Passes On


Claudio Tosato, hailed the Italian Magician of Jukeboxes, passed away recently from Covid-19 at age 62, reports Elmac, the company that employed him for a number of years.

Tosato was said to have gotten the passion for jukeboxes from his father, who was “also a pioneer of the Italian coin-op amusement games,” Elmac said. He started by repairing and restoring jukeboxes of all kinds from producers like Seeburg, Rock-Ola, Wurlitzer and more.

Beyond being well-known in the industry, he amassed a personal collection of more than 600 jukeboxes – including a Wurlitzer 1015 from 1939.


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