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Wurlitzer Style 50 Band Organ
By Dan Robinson

In response to Paul Ward's posting about Wurlitzer Style 50 organs:

The Style 50 Band Organ, or Kiddie Organ, has 44 pipes (and no drums)
and is just 45" (1.14 m) tall and 36" (0.9 m) wide.  It plays the
Wurlitzer Pianino roll, rather than a band organ roll.

I saw a surviving Wurlitzer 50 at the North Tonawanda, NY, band organ
rally last August, owned by Capt. John Leonard of St. Catherines,
Ontario, Canada.  A sign on the organ stated that only eight still
exist.  This organ was converted to play 125 rolls.

The Stinson Organ Company's smallest band organ, the model 27, is
modeled after the Wurlitzer 50.  The case size and design is the same,
but it has more pipes.  It can play style 125 or 150 rolls, and is
available with or without drums.

Dan Robinson
Rochester, NY

 [ See the photo from Hal Davis at the MMD Pictures site.  -- Robbie

(Message sent Tue 11 Jan 2000, 20:20:45 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  50, Band, Organ, Style, Wurlitzer

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