1948-49 Wurlitzer 1100 jukebox
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This is a very rare and highly sought-after jukebox.
It is perhaps the most sought after even that of the iconic Wurlitzer.
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A jukebox like this could be one of the BEST investments one could ever make. Additionally, it is a work of art that serves a purpose (Entertainment) and will certainly increase in value over time.
This jukebox probably sold for about $350.00 US back in the day. Consider its value now.
Nicknamed ‘The Bullet’ and following hot on the heels of the iconic 1015 came the Wurlitzer 1100, which is often said to be one of the prettiest jukeboxes ever made. Its nickname derives from the overall shape, which rises to a subtle point in the center and resembles a bullet stood on its base.
The 1100 features Wurlitzer’s patented ‘Cobra’ pick up system, about which our jukebox engineers wax lyrical. First introduced in 1948, the Cobra system set new standards in audio quality.
The Wurlitzer 1100 Jukebox was produced from 1947 to 1949 and its appearance 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 plastic dome over the record player was large enough to reveal the full working mechanism below. It boasts an impressive 15” speaker paired with a tube type ‘push pull’ amplifier.
It’s a 24-selection jukebox that plays 78-RPM records, accompanied by brilliant multi-colored lights which rotate within the pilasters creating an impressive light show. Another interesting feature of this machine is the rotating song selector, which nestles within an elegant chrome housing and reflects the lights as the jukebox plays. Like all our jukeboxes, this model will be thoroughly restored and refurbished by the experts at our workshop.
Please note: This jukebox is currently set to play only 78-RPM records. If you would rather play 45 records, add $800.00 extra for the conversion.
This was one of the first products to be made after WWII when the factories were being converted from war time production. In fact, the shape of the dome is said to be modelled after the turret of fighter planes.
Rudolph Wurlitzer was born into a family of musical instrument makers in Germany in 1829 before emigrating to America at the tender age of 24. He began by importing his family’s instruments and selling them in the US market but quite quickly set up a manufacturing business and in 1880 the first Wurlitzer piano was built in the US. Electric pianos came next, shortly followed by the cinema and theatre organs, dubbed ‘Mighty Wurlitzers’, that provided such a stirring accompaniment to the silent movies of the time.
In 1933 the New York based company bought the rights to a patented jukebox mechanism and under the management of Ferny Wurlitzer, Rudolph’s successor, they began designing and manufacturing their first jukebox, the ‘Debutante’. Known as the ‘small man’s concert hall’, it enjoyed tremendous popularity and paved the way for even greater success when Wurlitzer’s inspired designer, Paul Fuller, came up with the 'Bubbler' design that we all know and recognize today.
• Holds 24, 78rpm records offering 24 selections (Set for 78rpm only)
• Holds 24, 45 records offering 24 selections (45rpm conversion add $800.00)
• Holds 24, 78rpm records offering 24 selections
• Rebuilt Amplifier with new power cord
• New set of Amplifier vacuum tubes
• Speaker serviced
• Re-chromed castings
• New selector button
• New volume control
• New lighting, updated to the new electronic ballast
• Jukebox mechanism completely rebuilt and new mech board
• All new light up plastics
• New vinyl wraps front door and side strips
• New casters
• New complete service manual
• Plus, much more
• 78 - RPM
• 24 selections
• 18 Watts RMS
• Tube type push pull amplifier
• 1 5 - inch full range speaker
Dimensions: 31" w x 28" d x 58" t x 355lbs
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