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Wurlitzer 1100 Jukebox

November 12th, 2008 · 31 Comments

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The Wurlitzer 1100 Jukebox was produced from 1947 to 1949. The look of the 1100 is indicative of the move away from 1940’s art deco design to the more modern look favored in the 1950’s. This was one of the first models where the glass dome over the record player is larger and can be opened up. The 1100 is a 24-selection jukebox that plays 78-RPM shellac records. Artists you can hear on records of the time are the great performers like Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James and Judy Garland. The domed glass front allows you to watch the arm lift the record onto the turntable. As the jukebox plays, brilliant multi-colored lights rotate within the pilasters, creating an impressive light show. The extensive chrome reflects the lights as the jukebox plays.

Dimensions: 57 7/8”H x 30 1/2”W x 27 1/4”D
Weight: 355 lbs.

Manufactured by:
The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co.
North Tonawanda, NY

This item is not for sale. We show restored items in this blog to encourage discussion, prompt questions and further the hobby.

View the video of the Wurlitzer 1100


Tags: Jukeboxes · Wurlitzer

31 responses so far ↓

  • 1 John // Nov 27, 2008 at 8:46 pm

    Beautiful Wurlitzer 1100!!! Who ever restored that machine did a fantastic job! WOW!!!

    Would you consider selling it, and if so, what is the market value of this gorgeous jukebox?

  • 2 Gary // Jan 25, 2009 at 11:34 am

    This is a beautiful juke box. John: If you are looking for one, I have one for sale all original been changed to play 45’s, comes with records and a table changer, email me if interested, please note your interest in subject. thanks studebaker@citlink.net

  • 3 Guillermo Payan // Feb 24, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    I own a 1100 Wurlitzer, and I was wondering if you buy for resell. please email me if you do or if you can provide information of some people interested on buying. thanks.

  • 4 SHARON // May 20, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    I HAVE THE SAME 1100 WURLITZER WHICH I HAVE OWNED FOR APPROX 10 YRS OR SO, I WOULD LIKE TO SELL IT, IT IS IN VERY GOOD CONDITION, IT PLAYS THE OLD 78′S STILL – I HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH TO MARKET IT FOR – COULD YOU SUGGEST WHAT PRICE I COULD POSSIBLY PUT ON IT OR AN APPROXIMATE…
    THANK YOU

    SHARON LEWIS

  • 5 vintagevending // May 22, 2009 at 9:06 am

    We aren’t able to give estimates on the value of jukeboxes anymore, but you could try contacting Steve Hanson at New England Juke Box. He might be able to help you with the value and how you might be able to sell it. He can be reached at nejukebox@aol.com.

  • 6 carlos // Nov 15, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    have a wurlitzer 1100, but has no motor that rotates the disk plate, asked whether it is possible to obtain or adjust a motor, thanks

  • 7 John // Nov 15, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Hi,
    I may be interested in another 1100, depending on the condition, your location(shipping cost) & the price !
    Let me know !!
    John
    sir.johnny@yahoo.com

  • 8 vintagevending // Nov 16, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    John,

    Our jukebox is not for sale, but good luck in your search.

  • 9 Joe // Nov 23, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    I own several boxes looking to get my 1100 restored and also seeburg VL

  • 10 Joel Turnedr // Dec 6, 2009 at 10:02 am

    I have a table that has on the bottom stamped “Property of Worlitzer: Question? Did worlitzedr ever make any type of furniture? If so when.

  • 11 Stephen Kocsis // Dec 29, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Joel,
    Yes, Wurlitzer did make furniture of all types in the 1930’s. Primarily to help help the North Tonawanda Plant working during the depression. Your table could have been made by Wurlitzer and used in the factory or showrooms. Or they could have purchased it and labeled it as company property for office use.
    Best Regards,
    Stephen Kocsis

  • 12 Pat Milam // Dec 30, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Folks, I just inheireted an 1100….was my parents….worked fine…….but moved to my house and no VOLUME……any ideas..other than volume control…tried that…

    ALso looking to have someone restore….any suggestions? THANKS

  • 13 bud tymko // Mar 7, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    I need help I have a Wurlitzer jukebox model 600c ser.# ca1085 trying to restore,need needle for 78rpm . also any info. on this jukebox would be appreciated,and a picture of the needle or where i can get one thanks Bud

  • 14 vintagevending // Mar 8, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Bud,

    Try this link: http://2nd-sight.com/victoryglass/victoryframe.asp

  • 15 Ryan Mahoney // Apr 29, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Your Wurlitzer 1100 is absolutely beautiful! I have one that I’m looking to get restored, and want someone who will do as nice as a job with mine. It’s been our family since new. I see that you no longer perform restorations. Is there anyone you can refer me to? Thank you.

  • 16 vintagevending // Apr 30, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Ryan,

    For jukebox restorations, we recommend Victory Glass (2nd-sight.com/victoryglass/default.htm) They have a large supply of reproduced parts and used parts for many brands and models of jukeboxes.
    Also, you can talk to Steve Hanson at New England Juke Box. He can be reached at nejukebox@aol.com.

  • 17 Nancy Skjerven // Aug 25, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I have an 1100 I have had for 25 years and wish to sell it. It is in original condition and works well. I have taken good care of it. I am in So. California if anyone is interested, let hear from you.

  • 18 Richard Honeycutt // Sep 15, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I’m looking for the support casting and pin assembly for my Wurlitizer 1100 . The part number is 49536 and is shown on page 17 of the
    ‘Wurlitizer parts manual. Please let me know if you have one and the price.
    Regards,.
    Richard Honeycutt

  • 19 Eric Parkinson // Nov 20, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    I just got an 1100. It lights up and looks great, but I think there is an issue with the coin op part of it. Any ideas?

  • 20 Betsy Rolfes // Mar 21, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    I have a Wurlitzer 1100 for sale. Anyone interested?

  • 21 Rich // Apr 11, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Hi: Nice website! I have an 1100 that I have been restoring and have it all done….except for one thing! I have the manual…and have spent hours working on this. I cannot get the selector to chose the correct tray. When I select number one, it plays #2 and then #1. When I hit #6 it plays #13…if I hit #13…it plays #24….etc. etc. This is killing me…LOL…really…..I’m about to have a stroke!!! Someone please help me…my life insurance is not paid up! Rich

  • 22 Frankie perry // Apr 14, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    I also have a wurlitzer 1100 and really need some help making a few minor adjustments, I have a manual purchased from victory glass but its somewhat misleading, any help would be greately appreciated.

  • 23 Dave // May 11, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Awesome!!!

    How many 78’s can it play without having to get up and punch in another number?

  • 24 Doreen // May 27, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Ah! Memories! My parents had this same model in the late 40’s in their tavern in Chicago. I used to sit right in the groove by the speakers as a toddler. My favorite was “Candy Kisses Wrapped in Paper”. Mom sold the jukebox a long time ago & just a few years ago my brothers & sisters divided up the 78s between us. Do you have any idea of the original cost & where they would have purchased it.

  • 25 Fred Lewis // Aug 12, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Dear Sirs

    Could anyone help me at all…i have the 1100, and i was playing a record then had to dash out, i by mistake switched the machine off at the plug whilst playing and when i have come to switch it back on, the plate is still out and the record spinning….is there anything i can do to repair this myself…..it will cost me an absolute fortune just to get someone to come out to it, as everyone lives away off……help would be so much appreciated…its a fantastic box….when its working..
    Thanking you all in advance

  • 26 Jeff // Jul 19, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    I am looking for a restored or excellent original Wurlitzer 1100, please contact me at daysgonebyjukes@hotmail.com with pictures and price.

  • 27 Linda Heroux // Nov 8, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I have an 1100 that I would like to sell that has been in my Mothers family for years. It is original but is missing a speaker. Does anyone have an idea what one is worth? I have been told it has to be restored but it still turns on and has all original hardware.

  • 28 Elayne Borders // Mar 29, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I have an 1100 restored that I am wanting to sell, it was my step-fathers’, in perfect condition. I can’t count the all the records that are with it. Plays great. If interested please make offer. E-mail me at bord1619@att.net

  • 29 TED // May 3, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    MY WURLITZER 1100 SOUND IS COMING VERY SOFTLY THROUGH THE SPEAKER, BARELY HEARABLE! ANY INFO ON MY PROBLEM OUT THERE?

  • 30 John // May 23, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Hello.
    I am interested in a Wurlitzer 1100, depending on the condition, your location(shipping cost) & the price ! I live in Oregon
    Please let me know !!
    John
    mostrickytick@gmail.com

  • 31 Jan // May 26, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    Dear All who commented on this jukebox.
    Who has one for sale? Please let me know and send me an email: janvaniersel@outlook.com
    The Netherlands

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