Wurlitzer Coin Piano DX

Location: Music Hall

Manufacture Date: 1914

Song Title: Hallelujah

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A very sturdy and coin piano with beautiful art glass, made in 1914 by the Rudolph Wurlitzer Co., North Tonawanda, NY, America's largest maker of automatic musical instruments. Includes two ranks of organ pipes-flute and violin-located behind the soundboard, a mandolin attachment, and an automatic music roll changer that plays six five-tune rolls in rotation. Plays 5-tune Wurlitzer 65-note Automatic Player Piano Rolls (APP Rolls). It has regional historic value, as Charles Bovey acquired it through Ozzie Wurdeman from the Five Mile Inn near Butte, Montana. This establishment originally sold Wurlitzer instruments in Butte, among other activities. The piano reputedly was "new old stock" when Bovey bought it, although it might have seen a certain amount of commercial use and then was taken back by the dealership.