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GUEST,Phil d'Conch Stinson Records Revisted (58* d) RE: Stinson Records Revisted 04 Jan 21


Barnett tends to present the average Stinson consumer as a retail buyer however, much of their early advertising is for the coin operated or “vend” trade:

Amusement Machines (Music)
Foreign Records
Imported From Europe – Ukrainian, Russian, Jewish and Armenian.
List 50c, Discount 40c, F.O.B. N.Y.
Catalogues on Request:
STINSON TRADING CO.
33 Union Square West, N.Y. City
[Billboard, 8 March 1941, p.70]

Amusement Machines (Merchandise)
OFF THE CUFF… Music machine operators with locations in territories with a large foreign population find Stinson Trading Company carries a complete line of popular foreign records, all imported from Europe.”
[Billboard, 15 March 1941, p.72]


Note: The Wurlitzer-Simplex jukebox was a typical joint venture. Wurlitzer made the phonograph & record changer parts. Simplex made the coin box &c. Same as used in peep shows; slot machines; arcade games ad nauseum. The man pulling the levers behind the curtains at Simplex was Meyer Lansky.

Lansky was the money-man behind Lucky Luciano et al. There was never any doubt in their minds who should control the American labor unions and it certainly was not the Soviets or their American proxies.

UK not all that different really.

Organized Crime and KGB in the Jukebox Business


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