First of all, Scruffie... I was remiss in not thanking you
for posting such a great, vivid article with so much great detail about our Johnny! I saw it on HuffPo and it was in my Reader queue, but I didn't get around to it... so thanks! So many great little details!!
The Wurlitzer jukebox with the bubbles in the tubes is a totally cool vintage style of jukebox. Wurlitzer was the
jukebox, especially in the '50s. If his only played 78s, then it must have been even older than that. Here's a photo of one with bubbles that went through the color tubes: