List of Wurlitzer Band Organs

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Wurlitzer 125 Band Organ. The early model 105 would appear identical to this, but without the drums.
Wurlitzer 105 Band Organ, late model (Christmas decorated)

Known band organ models once produced by the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company of North Tonawanda, New York, USA and information regarding currently active models and their locations include:

Style: Active organ information and locations:
#18 N/A
#50 American Treasure Tour (several), Oaks, PA
Caliola Idlewild Park, Ligonier, Pennsylvania, carousel alternates between this and the other organ, playing a roll on one organ, then playing the other organ while the first one rewinds

Harold Warp's Pioneer Village, Minden, NE
Jasper Sanfilippo Collection, Victorian Palace, Barrington Hills, Illinois
Virginia Musical Museum, Williamsburg, Virginia

#103 1931 PTC Carousel, Idlewild Park, Ligonier, PA (facade made by Artizan, nicknamed "The Wurlitzan"), carousel alternates between this and the Caliola, playing a roll on one organ, then playing the other organ while the first one rewinds

Flying Horses Carousel, Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, USA
Cedar Point Sandusky, Ohio, 1925 Dentzel carousel, non-operational

#104 Merry - Go - Round museum, non-operational
#105 (Note: Two completely different instruments were given the model designation 105 by Wurlitzer. Early 105s were essentially the model 125 but without percussion. An example is located in the Sanfillipo collection in Illinois. Later, the more familiar style 105, with wooden trumpets, was developed.)[1]

Jasper Sanfilippo Collection, Victorian Palace, Barrington Hills, Illinois (early model)
Museum Carousel, Museum of Carousel Art and History, Sandusky, Ohio, USA, turns on and off with carousel
DeBence Antique Music World,[2] 1261 Liberty Street, Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA

#125 1901 Parker Carousel, Heritage Center of Dickinson County, Abilene, Kansas, USA

1900 Dentzel Carousel, Pullen Park, Raleigh, NC, Pullen Park Carousel

Gilson Collection, WI

Roseneath Carousel, Roseneath, Ontario, Canada [3]

#126 Private collection, under restoration
#127 N/A (125 with 'fancy' front, No known built)
#145-A Olcott Beach Carousel Park, Olcott Beach, NY, plays constantly
#145-B Lakeside Carousel, International Market World, Auburndale, Florida, USA

Private collection, Fond du Lac, WI

#146-A Dr. Floyd L. Moreland Carousel (added bells and duplex roll frame), Casino Pier, Seaside Heights, New Jersey, USA constantly plays

1920 Allan Herschell Carousel, Ross Park, Binghamton, New York, USA

1912 Parker Carousel, Burnaby Village Museum (added bells), Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada, plays constantly

#146-B 1925 Allan Herschell Carousel, Recreation Park, Binghamton, New York, USA

1926 Wurlitzer 146-B Band Organ (modified with a Wurlitzer 153 Band Organ facade) at 1928 Paragon Park Carousel, Nantasket Beach, Hull, Massachusetts, USA[4]

1924 Spillman Engineering Carousel, DelGrosso's Amusement Park Tipton, PA. Plays constantly.

#147 1917 Broad Ripple Park Carousel, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA

Private collection, under restoration

#148 DeBence Antique Music World, 1261 Liberty Street, Franklin, Pennsylvania, USA

Private collection, Ohio

Liberty Antique Mall, Powell, OH

#150 1906 Bartholomew Murphy Carousel, City Park, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Jasper Sanfilippo Collection, Victorian Palace, Barrington Hills, Illinois, USA

Nevada City Music Hall (Removed Drums)

#153 1926 Dentzel Carousel, Kennywood Park, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, nicknamec "The Soul of Kennywood" plays constantly, oldest (possibly first) of its kind built in 1916

Private collection, Dunbar, Pennsylvania, nicknamed "Hurdy", plays in local events

1898 Antique Carousel, Canobie Lake Park, Salem, New Hampshire, USA

1913 Herschell Spillman Carousel, Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan, USA

1914 Bushnell Park Carousel, Bushnell Park, Hartford, Connecticut, USA[5] Plays constantly

1925 Spillman Engineering Carousel, Tuscora Park, New Philadelphia, Ohio, USA, plays constantly, modified with MIDI

Jasper Sanfilippo Collection, Victorian Palace, Barrington Hills, Illinois, USA

Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio, USA, Non operational

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA, plays constantly

Hersheypark Hershey, PA, plays constantly

Bayernhof Museum of Mechanical Music O'Hara Township, PA, USA, under restoration

American Treasure Tours Collection, Oaks, PA (3, 2 under restoration)

Dr. Ted's Musical Marvels : 11896 South US 231 Dale, IN 47523

1914 Mangels-Illions Grand Carousel, 'Special' facade Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Columbus, Ohio, USA, plays upon request

#155 1909 Wurlitzer 155 Band Organ (model nicknamed "Monster"), Elitch Gardens Carousel, Kit Carson County Fairgrounds, Burlington, Colorado, USA
#157 1928 Spillman Carousel, Public Museum of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

1926 PTC Carousel #79, nicknamed "The Queen of Kings Island", plays constantly Kings Island, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA[6]

Jasper Sanfilippo Collection, Victorian Palace, Barrington Hills, Illinois, USA

Private collection, Connecticut

#160 Band Organ (model nicknamed "Mammoth") (modified in 1915 to a Wurlitzer Style 165[?]), Joyland Amusement Park, Wichita, Kansas, USA
#164 American Treasure Tours, Oaks, Pa.; named "The General"
#165

1914 Undisclosed location, in storage

1915 Jasper Sanfilippo, Victorian Palace, Barrington Hills, Illinois (serial #2943)

1916 American Treasure Tours Collection, Oaks, Pa. (serial #2992)

1917 Circus World Museum - Baraboo, Wisc. (serial #3030)

1918 American Treasure Tours Collection, Oaks, Pa. (serial #3106) (former West View Park carousel organ)

1918 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Santa Cruz, Calif., on its Looff carousel; modified with MIDI[7] (serial #3124)

1921 Robert Gilson, Middleton, Wisc. (serial #3378)

1921 Arnold Chase, Hartford, Conn. (serial #3358)

1922 Winstead family, Warwick, R.I. (serial #3437)

1924 Private collection, New Jersey (serial #3629)

1926 Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, Md., on its 1921 Dentzel carousel (serial #3779)

1939 American Treasure Tours Collection, Oaks, Pa. (serial #4292) (uses 157 front)

#166 No known, (one destroyed in fire)
#175 N/A
#180 Jasper Sanfilippo Collection, Victorian Palace, Barrington Hills, Illinois (serial #3439; 1922)

Nevada City Music Hall, Virginia City, Montana; plays Calliola/A.P.P rolls, keyboard equipped; no façade. (serial #4182; 1929)

Alan Bies & Steve Boehck, Houston, Tex.; plays Caliola/APP rolls. (serial #4275; 1930)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bopp, Ron; The American Carousel Organ: An Illustrated Encyclopedia (ISBN-13 978-0966342901)
  2. ^ DEBENCE ANTIQUE MUSIC WORLD - WurliTzer Military Band Organ
  3. ^ Roseneath Carousel
  4. ^ "Friends of the Paragon Carousel, Inc. | ORGAN". Paragon Carousel. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  5. ^ "Bushnell Park Carousel". about.com. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  6. ^ "National Carousel Association - Census Entry". Nca-usa.org. Retrieved 2009-10-14. 
  7. ^ Dan Robinson (May–June 2008). "History of the Wurlitzer 165 Carousel Band Organs". Mechanical Music. Retrieved June 11, 2010.  (reprinted November 2008 Carousel News & Trader)