Wurltzer Orgatron

Wurltzer Orgatron

<< >>
Usage conditions apply
Description (Brief)

This organ was made by The Rudolf Wurlitzer Company in North Tonowanda, New York, in 1952. It is an electrostratic reed organ, known as an Orgatron, model 4600, serial #18421.

This instrument was developed in 1934 and manufactured by Everett Piano Company from 1935 to 1941. The Rudolph Wurlitzer Company secured the patents from Everett in 1945. Wurlitzer produced these instruments and retained the Everett names on some models from 1945 to 1947. Orgatrons continued to be produced into the early 1960s.

Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Rudolph Wurlitzer Company
place made
United States: New York, Tonawanda
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
overall: organ: 40 1/2 in x 51 7/8 in x 42 in; 102.87 cm x 131.7625 cm x 106.68 cm
ID Number
serial number
model number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Nathalie A. and Victor I. Zuck
See more items in
Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Electronic Musical Instruments
Data Source
National Museum of American History
Nominate this object for photography.   

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.


Add a comment about this object