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Tracing a Wurlitzer 105 Band Organ's History
By Dan Robinson

Jim Quashnock wrote in yesterday's MMD:

    "Do any of you old-timers out there (which includes me) recall an
    R.H. House who may have owned a Wurlitzer 105 band organ?"

While I'm not an old-timer, that name written inside the 105 that Jim
is restoring does ring a bell with me.  The Wurlitzer 165 owned by
Circus World Museum, Baraboo, Wisconsin (serial no. 3030), was once
owned by Robert House of Manistee, Michigan.  I have a copy of a
photograph dated 1959 of the 165 when it was in his ownership.  The 165
was acquired by Wisconsin-based Skerbeck Shows in 1962, from whom
Circus World Museum later purchased it.

Dan Robinson
Rochester, NY

(Message sent Sun 29 Nov 2009, 01:12:05 GMT, from time zone GMT-0500.)

Key Words in Subject:  105, Band, History, Organ's, Tracing, Wurlitzer

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