A rare Wurlitzer style 145 military band organ, with painted showcase façade  circa 1926

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Lot 2097W
A rare Wurlitzer style 145 military band organ, with painted showcase façade
circa 1926

Sold for US$ 12,500 inc. premium
Property from the Collection of Helene Sutter, Los Angeles
A rare Wurlitzer style 145 military band organ, with painted showcase façade
circa 1926
With external snare, bass drum and crash cymbal, the base with gilt stenciling of the company title, internal including 14 piccolo pipes, 5 open basses, 14 violin pipes, trumpets and 9 further open pipes for melodic style, the painted decoration with waterfall on rocky shore, above classical ruin at night, light bulb connections throughout the front panel, scroll decorated brackets for sides, on shaped block base, with a quantity of rolls.
height 75in (190.5cm); width 85in (216cm); depth 29 1/2in (75cm)

Footnotes

  • Literature:
    Encyclopedia of Automatic Musical Instruments, Q. David Bowers, pp. 939-40

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  • A rare Wurlitzer style 145 military band organ, with painted showcase façade
    circa 1926
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