About Victory Glass
Victory Glass, Inc. was founded in 1979 by Steve Loots, to better serve the needs of jukebox collectors and dealers. The primary reason was to supply the widest array and best quality in reproduction parts for antique jukeboxes. Back in the late 70’s, there were very few new parts available to do a first class restoration on collectible jukeboxes. Steve had been involved in the hobby from our early beginnings in 1974 and had restored many of the 40’s Wurlitzers, which were primarily what people collected at that time. It all started as a single reproduced part, the Wurlitzer 1015 color sheets.
Throughout the early 1980’s, the hobby grew at a fast pace and so did the need for more new parts to restore the older jukeboxes. Victory Glass soon found that making parts for just the 40’s Wurlitzer models, was not enough. Sometime in the early 1990’s, the 50’s craze hit the hobby and people clamored for those parts as well. The business grew more and more with the addition of many parts made for the 1950’s Seeburg’s, Wurlitzers and later for Rock-Ola and AMI models.
In 1984, Denny Chase joined Victory Glass as a full-time sales associate. In 1992, Jim Bingaman joined Victory Glass as the full-time shipping and warehouse manager.
In November 2021, Aaron Schmitt of Kaukauna, Wisconsin purchased Victory Glass from Steve Loots, allowing Steve a much-deserved retirement. Aaron brought on Ed Owens as general manager to manage business operations. Denny Chase retired in August 2022, and Jim Bingaman is now putting his years of experience and knowledge to use as our full-time sales associate.
In February of 2022, Victory Glass purchased Bubble Works, a long-time manufacturer of various plastic and glass parts, used by various jukebox manufacturers as OEM parts, and also sold through Victory Glass for many years.
In August of 2022, the Victory Glass warehouse was relocated from Waukee, Iowa to Appleton, Wisconsin.
In mid-2022, Victory Glass purchased another long-time & respected jukebox supply company, A1 Jukebox and Nostalgia of Baltimore, Maryland from its owner, Patrick Kubricky. This purchase included the assets, artwork, and intellectual property of Ken Arnold, one of the most well-known makers of quality reproduction parts of the past 30+ years.