Rock-Ola was founded by David Cullen Rockola in 1927. Originally the company produced pinball machines and slot machines. Later in the mid-1930s it began production of jukeboxes. Rock-Ola was headquartered in Chicago, USA. But they also produced in other countries such as Mexico, Venezuela and Australia. Rock-Ola has always been the ultimate antagonist of Wurlitzer. Over the years there were several lawsuits of alleged patent theft between the two companies.