Wurltzer Orgatron

Wurltzer Orgatron

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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.

Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
organ
date made
1952
maker
Rudolph Wurlitzer Company
place made
United States: New York, Tonawanda
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
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
1994.0035.01
serial number
18421
model number
4600
accession number
1994.0035
catalog number
1994.0035.01
Credit Line
Gift of Nathalie A. and Victor I. Zuck
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