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The Wurlitzer Jukebox Company

July 22nd, 2009 · 16 Comments

The Wurlitzer family had a reputation for purchasing and making very fine instruments dating back to the 17th century in Saxony (a German-speaking region that became part of Germany in 1945). In 1853, 22-year-old Franz Rudolph Wurlitzer emigrated to the U.S. to make his own way, rather than joining the family business as was traditionally [...]

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1946 Wurlitzer 1015 Jukebox

October 1st, 2008 · 29 Comments

The Wurlitzer 1015 Jukebox was introduced in 1946, after WWII ended and building materials became available again. The 1015 brought the Wurlitzer Company great success, allowing it to rebound from near-bankruptcy brought on by the Depression. The 1015 pushed Wurlitzer forward as the leader of jukebox manufacturing, with 56,000 units being sold in less than [...]

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Tags: Jukeboxes · Restorations by Vintage Vending Inc. · Wurlitzer

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