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Wurlitzer of Cincinnati Mark Palkovic

Wurlitzer of Cincinnati

Mark Palkovic

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ISBN : 9781626194465
Paperback
206 pages
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Established in Cincinnati in 1856 by German immigrant Franz Rudolph Wurlizter, the music dealer became the largest outlet for band instruments in the United States by 1865. During the silent film era in the early twentieth century, WurlitzerMoreEstablished in Cincinnati in 1856 by German immigrant Franz Rudolph Wurlizter, the music dealer became the largest outlet for band instruments in the United States by 1865. During the silent film era in the early twentieth century, Wurlitzer manufactured nearly 2,250 theater organs, affectionately dubbed Might Wurlizters. Many of these instruments still provide concert musice today. During the Big Band era of the 1930s to 1950s, the companys colorful coin-operated jukeboxes were such popular fixtures in bars and dance halls that the U.S. Postal Service honored them with a commemorative stamp. Although the company was sold in 1988, the Wurlizter name continues to be held in high esteem by the city of Cincinnati.