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Wurlitzer 125 Rolls of Oktoberfest Music
By Matthew Caulfield

My on-line catalog of Wurlitzer style 125 rolls may be of help to Bob
Buckler in finding rolls with music suitable for Oktoberfest.  The
catalog is at 
While I say it is my catalog, it is actually Mike Grant's loose-leaf
catalog, put on-line by me.

Mike Grant, Columbia City, Indiana, is the main source for style 125
rolls.  Mike now has email (hurrah!):
[delete ".geentroep" to reply].  He has pretty much stopped making new
recut Wurlitzer rolls of any style, but he may know where to get style
125 rolls, since he is an avid 125 collector.  He can also be reached
by telephone at 1-260-248-8288.

Bob mentioned that his organ is serial #4250, so out of curiosity
I searched that serial number in the various Wurlitzer shipping and
repair ledgers that I have.  His style 105 band organ was shipped from
the Wurlitzer factory on May 20, 1930, to the Allan Herschell Company,
North Tonawanda, New York, which means that Herschell sold it to
someone in connection with one of its carousels.

Organ #4250 has the new-style metal (4-in-1) valve chest, rather than
Wurlitzer's standard Jamison chest using wood valve blocks.  That organ
doesn't appear in the Wurlitzer repair ledgers, which means that it was
never returned to the factory for servicing.

Matthew Caulfield
Irondequoit, New York

(Message sent Sun 19 Aug 2012, 14:31:31 GMT, from time zone GMT-0400.)

Key Words in Subject:  125, Music, Oktoberfest, Rolls, Wurlitzer

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