Inventor of jukebox dies

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The Independent Online
CHICAGO (Reuter) - David Rockola, whose name became synonymous with the jukeboxes he developed, has died at the age of 96, his family said.

Rockola, who died on Tuesday, was the founder and former chairman of Rock-Ola Manufacturing Company which turned out the coin-operated record- playing machines for years.

Rockola said his product and name had spread around the world, the Chicago Tribune reported, and that he once told an interviewer it had become so generic in Brazil that jukeboxes there are called Rock-Olas.

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